What to know before you buy RTA cabinets

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If you need new kitchen cabinets, then you’ve got a few options to choose from. Of course, some of the things you’ll be concerned about when picking out new cabinets for your kitchen include the overall aesthetic of the cabinets, their function and, of course, whether or not they’re priced within your budget. One particular popular option you’ll want to consider is the RTA cabinets option.

RTA (ready-to-assemble) cabinets are a great alternative to pre-assembled cabinets or having custom cabinets installed in your kitchen. Before you make your decision, the following are some of the things that you’ll want to know about RTA cabinets:

You’ll need to assemble and install the cabinets yourself

This might seem like a concern, especially if you don’t have that much experience with construction. However, it’s actually not that difficult to assemble and install RTA cabinets. One of the reasons they’ve become such a popular option amongst homeowners is because of how easy they are to put together.

First of all, you won’t need an enormous toolkit. RTA cabinets will typically come with wood dowels and screws – as long as you have some basic tools, like a screwdriver and some glue, you’ll have everything you need to put the cabinets together yourself. Secondly, RTA cabinets come with specific, user-friendly instructions that allow you to put the cabinets together step by step.

Cabinet parts will be ready to assemble

One of the reasons that RTA cabinets are so easy to assemble is because every part has already been prepped. This means that everything has been cut to size, that all the holes have been drilled where they need to be, and any finishes that you requested have been applied. Basically — as the name implies — the parts will be ready to assemble on delivery.

RTA cabinets are just as high quality as other options

There can be a misconception that RTA cabinets are not as high quality as pre-built cabinets or custom cabinets. This, however, couldn’t’ be further from the truth. RTA cabinets are just as durable and aesthetically attractive as any other type of cabinet. Of course, it matters who the manufacturer is. Just like you can buy low-quality, cheap pre-made cabinets, you can buy cheap RTA cabinets as well. Fortunately, there are plenty of high-quality RTA cabinet manufacturers, such as Conestoga cabinets.

RTA cabinets are easy to order

Although you can purchase RTA cabinets at many big-box stores, such as IKEA or Home Depot, you’ll find a much larger selection online. Ordering online is not only more convenient, you won’t have to worry about waiting for very long either. RTA cabinet orders tend to get processed and shipped quickly because they are already packed and ready to go, whereas it can take weeks or longer for pre-made cabinets to get shipped out.

You’re likely to pay less for RTA cabinets

While the final cost of your RTA cabinets will depend on numerous factors, including what materials you choose, the type of finish you request, any extra features you ad, and more, when compared to pre-made or custom cabinets of the same quality, you’ll find that RTA cabinets are actually less expensive.

There are two main reasons for this. First of all, you’re not paying labor costs since you’re assembling and installing them yourself. Secondly, shipping costs will be lower since they can be shipped in flat packages.

These are some things that you should know about RTA cabinets when choosing cabinets for your kitchen. For information about the Conestoga RTA cabinets that we carry, contact us at Lifestyle Cabinetry and Millwork for a free quote today.