Can I Replace Just One Kitchen Cabinet?

Serviceman Fixing Cabinet With Screwdriver In KitchenMost people think that if something goes wrong with one or two cabinets, or they want something slightly different in their kitchen, it will require replacing the whole set of cabinetry, which is a pretty tall order.  Not so!  With the advent of RTA cabinets and their ease of installation and use, replacing one cabinet is easier than ever before!

RTA Cabinets vs. Regular

Following this section, we are going to assume you already have a kitchen made with RTA cabinets, such as our Traditional White Shaker cabinets, or one of the other amazing looking cabinets available on RTA Cabinet Store.  For now, though, we will let you in on a little secret we have learned over the years.  It’s very hard to replace cabinets that are custom or come from a big box store.  They weren’t made to go together and come apart easily, and oftentimes they have no replacement parts anyhow, so you need to get replacement parts made custom, which can very expensive.  RTA cabinets, on the other hand, go together and come apart easily, and extra stock is purposely kept on hand so that replacement parts are available, and they are very economically priced.

Replacing the Cabinet

There are a few reasons why you might like to replace or take out one of your RTA cabinets.  These reasons can be major damage to the front of the cabinet, some sort of water damage from a burst pipe or long and slow leak that was not found for a while, and heat/fire damage.  None of these are pleasant, but things do happen.

The other, more positive, reasons are for adding a dishwasher or clothes washer (haven’t seen that?  It’s a super popular way to get your washing machine out of the way in Europe!) in your line of kitchen cabinets.  The vast majority of the time, this replacement will happen on the bottom row of cabinets, so we will tackle that one first.  If you are going for an end cabinet, this will need an end plate to replace it.  The first thing you will have to do is clear your cabinet out, shelving included.  Then, unattach it from the cabinets on either side, and from the countertop (there will usually be two to four screws holding them together).  After that, the cabinet will oftentimes slide right out!  Then all you have to do is slide a matching cabinet right in, and screw it back in place, and you are done.  If it’s that end cabinet, you may have to put in a side panel if you are not replacing the cabinet.

It’s Pretty Easy

Having stable cabinets that are great looking and stylish is what we all want.  Being cost effective helps too!  This is another reason why RTA cabinets are so popular—they are also great for being future proof.  You can also rearrange those cabinets, and put in a few double-wide ones or a bunch of thin cabinets if you so desire.  If you are ready to play with redesigning your kitchen with the cabinets you already have today, then head on over to’s free online design tool! Get started here:

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