What Are RTA Cabinets?

What Are RTA Cabinets Lifestyle Millwork

Ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets provide a host of benefits to both the contractors who install them and to the homeowners who purchase them.

Here are just a few reasons why:


Whether you are looking to recreate the feel of a traditional French Country style kitchen or prefer a more modern contemporary version, RTA cabinets offer a wide variety of aesthetic options. A homeowner can choose from a half dozen woods – cherry, maple, and hickory are customer favorites – as well as several alternative surfaces such as decorative laminate veneer, acrylic para pan, and thermo-structured surfaces.

Faster turnaround

Once a homeowner makes their final choices and the RTA cabinets are ordered, they are usually delivered within a matter of weeks instead of the months it can take to get true custom cabinets.

Upon arrival, the cabinets can then be installed in just a few days.

In other words, from start to finish, your RTA cabinet installation can almost always be finished in less than two months.


Pre-made stock cabinets are bulky, hard to maneuver and easily damaged if moved with the proper amount of care.

RTA cabinets, on the other hand, are more easily transportable as they come in smaller, more manageable pieces.

In particular, this specific quality makes them ideal for use in older homes with tighter access ways, basements or attics with narrow staircases and other hard to reach residential spaces.

Ease of installation

While a big box store will sell you a cookie cutter cabinet system with not many custom options, RTA cabinets are unique to your kitchen.

Your RTA cabinets are measured and made to fit your home with the storage solutions you need.

These two facts mean that the cabinets can be installed in the required space with a minimum of on-site alteration.

The end result is an installation that is higher in quality to stock cabinetry but that is also completed in less time and with less aggravation.

Installing and assembling an RTA cabinet is fairly simple and involves some basic equipment. It only takes about 15 minutes per cabinet for most of our customers


RTA cabinets combine the best of both worlds between fully custom cabinets and stock ones.

Their ease-of-installation means less time on site for the contractor and a further decrease in cost to the homeowner.

For more information about the benefits of RTA cabinets and how they will best fit into your new kitchen design, please contact us at Lifestyles Cabinetry and Millwork today.

We can be found online at LifeStyleCM.com or you can reach us directly at 833.782.2227.