7 RTA Cabinet Myths

7 RTA Cabinet Myths

Ready to assemble (RTA) cabinets are often perceived as generic, one-size-fits-all solutions for kitchens of every type.
Though these cabinets are ready to assemble, they are still customized to the uniqueness of your kitchen.

Ready to Assemble cabinets are affordable, strong, and easy to put together without the assistance of a cabinet expert.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular RTA cabinet myths.

1. RTA cabinets aren’t custom.

This is nothing more than a bald-faced lie!

RTA cabinets are sold in varying shapes to suit kitchens of all types.

Opt for RTA cabinets and you can customize your cabinet features and incorporate organizational options.

2. RTA cabinets are cheap.

Rewind time back to the 1990s and this statement might have been partially true.

Nowadays, manufacturers no longer use particle board or other materials that break with ease. 

Our cabinets are made with solid wood, medium-density fiberboard, decorative laminate veneer, polyethylene aluminum and more.

We offer 25 species of solid wood. Our plywood panel cabinet doors and drawer fronts are easy on the eyes and remain durable regardless of whether the kitchen is moist or dry.

We even have a High Gloss program with three unique high gloss coatings.

These are durable and attractive materials you will be proud to have in your kitchen.

3. RTA cabinets do not add value.

RTA cabinets are affordable, long-lasting and valuable.

These cabinets really do increase the value of your property.

In fact, it can be argued RTA cabinets add more value to your home than fully custom cabinets as less money is spent on the RTA variety upfront and across posterity.

4. It takes an expert to install an RTA cabinet.

RTA kitchen cabinets can be installed by anyone. Though there is a little bit of work required, this project is easier than most assume. Each cabinet is shipped with assembly instructions that make the job surprisingly simple.

5. RTA cabinets are not strong.

It does not matter if a machine, woodworker, or a DIY homeowner puts a cabinet together.

As long as the proper steps are taken during the simple assembly process, the cabinet will prove strong and durable.

RTA kitchen cabinets are less likely to be damaged during shipping as they are sent disassembled.

Once the cabinet is put together, it will be just as strong as a cabinet shipped while fully intact.

6. RTA kitchen cabinets are too costly.

There is a widespread myth that new kitchen cabinets will set you back several thousand or even tens of thousands of dollars.

These lofty numbers might be true for those who opt for custom cabinets yet they are not true for RTA kitchen cabinets.

RTA cabinets are about half as expensive as the fully assembled variety.

Opt for RTA cabinets and you won’t have to pay for someone to put them together. Doing the assembly yourself has the potential to save thousands of dollars.

7. RTA cabinets all look the same.

Today’s RTA cabinets feature different finishes and designs.

If you desire a modern aesthetic, a natural look or something more sophisticated, you will find the perfect RTA cabinet style for your unique kitchen.

Contact Us to Learn More About RTA Cabinets

If you would like to learn more facts about RTA cabinets, contact us at Lifestyle Cabinetry & Millwork.

We provide RTA cabinets along with kitchen and design services.

Contact our RTA cabinet experts and we will help you select the perfect cabinets for your kitchen.