5 Considerations When Deciding On RTA Cabinets

5 Considerations When Deciding On RTA Cabinets
Even though assembly is required, there are many advantages to buying RTA cabinets. RTA cabinets are generally much more affordable than pre-assembled cabinets and are shipped much faster since they do not have to be built before they are shipped.

Installation is typically not that difficult and RTA cabinets, especially those available at Conestoga, are just as high-quality as pre-assembled cabinets. You just need to know what you’re looking for. The following are five important considerations you’ll need to make before you order RTA cabinets:

  • The size of the cabinets – There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to kitchen cabinets. Make sure that the size of the cabinets you order will fit the space where you plan on installing them by measuring your space. You should also make sure that you have enough studs in your walls to hold up mounted cabinets — drywall screws are not going to be able to support kitchen cabinets.
  • The style of the cabinets – There are several style considerations you’ll need to make, such as the type of wood, whether you want your cabinets stained or painted, the color, the style of construction and more. Don’t just take into account your own personal taste, but also consider how they will compliment the overall design of your kitchen space. For example, lighter-colored cabinets are going to make the kitchen feel larger and brighter, while darker-colored cabinets will make a kitchen feel cozier and more sophisticated.
  • The additional features – You can request additional features that can improve the function of your cabinets. For example, you may prefer tongue and groove drawer boxes over drawers that are nailed or stapled together. Other features you may want to look into include drawer extensions, self-closing drawers, full or partial overlay, lazy susans and more.
  • The type of assembly – Different types of RTA cabinets are assembled in different ways. Since you’re going to have to assemble them yourself, you’ll want to make sure the method of assembly is something that you’re okay with. For example, cabinets that have tongue and groove drawers and require glue assembly may take longer but are often more durable over the long run. Another option is cam-lock assembly, which is one of the more popular methods. Before ordering RTA cabinets, speak with the company to find out what kind of assembly is required and whether detailed instructions are provided.
  • The quality of the cabinets – You don’t have to be an expert in kitchen cabinets in order to figure out which cabinets are of higher quality. This can be done by identifying what cabinet company is the most reputable. For example, look for a brand that has been certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. To receive this certification, the manufacturer’s cabinets have to undergo rigorous testing to prove that they can withstand specific levels of heat and humidity. Do a little research online as well by looking up customer reviews and by checking their reputation through the Better Business Bureau website. Companies with poor reputations are going to be more likely to cut corners when it comes to your RTA cabinets.

These are five considerations that you should put careful thought into before ordering your RTA cabinets. Doing so will allow you to choose the perfect RTA cabinets for your home. To request a quote or for information about our design services, be sure to contact us at Lifestyle Cabinetry and Millwork today.