In the past decade, ready-to-assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets have been steadily gaining popularity. RTA cabinets are regular cabinets that are shipped unassembled. They are available in standard cabinet sizes with a wide range of styles and finishes to choose from. High-quality RTA cabinets are made from the same materials as custom cabinetry featuring solid wood construction, dovetailed and soft-closing drawers, European-style and adjustable hinges among many others. The assembly is relatively simple as they are grooved and predrilled wherever necessary.
The obvious question is if custom cabinets are the same quality as RTA cabinets why would you opt for the latter? Answer? Simple. The price. RTA cabinets can be up to 50% less than custom cabinets and look just the same! RTA cabinet manufacturers are working hard to compete in the upscale kitchen market. Besides for the quality and durability of the cabinet, many decorative pieces are now available to match. Cabinets such as plate racks, shelving units and desk cabinets are available as well as various sizes of crown molding, furniture base molding, turnposts, spindles, fluted fillers, glass doors and decorative overlays. They are all standard items that are offered to match the cabinet style of your choice. Storage solutions such as drawer bases, lazy susans, soap tip-outs, trash pullouts, and rollout trays are offered as well.
Wait, it gets better. RTA cabinets come in flat boxes which take up minimal storage space not to mention the low shipping cost. It is therefore not uncommon to find that they are in stock in the US and ready to ship within 2 weeks. No more paying your contractor for days that he can’t do any work due to backordered items. Or how about when a project gets delayed and the cabinets are already ordered? Instead of canceling and reordering, Ready To Assemble cabinets can be easily stored in a storage room or garage until they are needed.
With all the luxury features at a low cost, it is no wonder that RTA cabinets generate a superior reputation among homeowners and contractors alike. However you look at, functionality, aesthetically or durability, RTA cabinets can work for you.