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Ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets are a great money-saving option for your home or office kitchen DIY remodeling. RTA kitchen cabinets are available in flat packages for pick-up or for delivery to your home or office. The kits include all the hardware and fasteners you’ll need for assembly.
Since RTA kitchen cabinets are a DIY project, you can save money by doing the assembly yourself; you have the widest range of choices for cabinet colors, finishes, and hardware.
But before shopping for your new cabinets, take a few minutes to learn about their features and construction materials. Here we’ve gathered some valuable insights and assembly tips to help you save time and money.
RTA means “ready to assemble,” so all the parts are included together in one package. The cabinet panels are precut to the right sizes, predrilled, and well-marked for easy assembly. Fasteners and hardware are included. Everything is intuitive and easy to assemble.
The precision-cut parts are stacked and packaged before being displayed in a warehouse or shipped to your home or office. Building cabinets this way gives you the greatest range of choices for materials, finishes, and hardware, as well as the lowest prices.
There are RTA cabinets in some of the big-box retail stores, but online you’ll find better quality and lower prices with a much wider selection of finishes and hardware. Bricks-and-mortar showrooms only have enough space to display a few typical samples.
Since it’s much more cost-effective to ship furniture packaged flat instead of delivering it already assembled, online is usually your best source for DIY cabinets. By doing the right homework first, you can find top-quality cabinets at low prices.
The first step is to look for quality. You’ll recognize the quality of the product through the quality of the presentation. If a website contains poorly written or limited information, then you’ll want to look elsewhere.
There are two ways to save money with RTA kitchen cabinets. First, you save on shipping costs since flat-packed boxes are always cheaper to ship from a factory or warehouse to your home.
When you buy already-assembled furniture, even when it’s being delivered locally, you’re paying a shipping premium for its bulkiness – Ten flat-packed RTA cabinets require less space on a truck than a single assembled unit. Less volume means lower fuel cost and handling expenses.
You also save money on labor costs. Just like any other DIY project, RTA kitchen cabinets save money because you’re assembling and installing them yourself.
When you buy already-assembled furniture, you’re paying yourself instead of pricey local labor costs. You’ll also have the satisfaction of a job well done when you assemble it yourself.
The average time to assemble each ready-to-assemble cabinet is fifteen to twenty minutes (15-20 minutes). The timing truly depends on the type of cabinet and the experience level of the person assembling the cabinets.
It takes an average of 12-17 days for the cabinets to be delivered. This includes 3-4 business days for processing plus the time required for shipping, depending on your location. Please keep in mind that due to Covid and the recent shipping issues, some of the cabinets might require a longer time to be shipped.
By definition, RTA stands for Ready-To-Assemble. Unlike most homemade (or professionally-built) kitchen cabinetry, our product is easy to assemble. All the tools needed are a drill, utility knife, and a multi-use screwdriver. As far as material goes, all you will need is included in each package.
The cabinet panels and hardware are all pre-cut and pre-drilled to fit together tightly. Assembling RTA cabinets that feature your own choice of design, finish, and hardware is an especially satisfying experience. With clear and simple instructions on our site, assembling your RTA kitchen cabinets is an easy project for one person.
To create your own perfect kitchen design just fill out the Kitchen Design Form. Be sure to include measurements of your space, and it’s also helpful to attach a handwritten drawing of the space.