When thinking about which types of cabinet you will install, some people are reluctant to go with RTA cabinets, thinking they will be a lot of hard work. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here at RTA Cabinet Store, we get inundated with stories about how easy it was for people to install their cabinets. Of course we get complaints as well, but it seems like some people are not happy no matter what their situation. Nevertheless, the vast majority find the amazing RTA cabinets we sell easy to install. Check out some of our great reviews at Houzz: https://www.houzz.com/photos/query/rta-cabinet-store.
What Are the Steps?
First, make sure you have your kitchen clean and ready for cabinet installation. Next, make sure you know where your cabinets are going to go, and make sure your measurements are correct. Pro-tip: mark some lines using a level along the wall behind where your cabinets are going to go. It will give you a quick and easy way to line them up. Next, build your cabinets, which will be mostly cam locks and glue construction. Make sure you build your top cabinets and line them up in order before your bottom ones, or your kitchen will get crowded very quickly!
Which Cabinet Should I Install First?
You should install the upper corner wall cabinet first. You should have gotten a cabinet lift (available at just about any rental store) so that you can easily hold the cabinet up. Make sure you have a stud finder so you can drill right into the wall. Move down the line to the next cabinet, and so on. Oftentimes, you will need to use fillers to fill in gaps between the cabinets. After you have the top ones done, begin with the bottom cabinets.
What Comes Next?
After beginning with the blind corner cabinet, move down the line. Once everything is set and snug against the wall, you can begin attaching the drawers and doors. Once they are all done and attached, go through your whole kitchen to make sure you didn’t forget a screw somewhere, and that everything is tightened properly. The whole process (unless you have a HUGE kitchen) should take two DIYers less than a weekend to complete. Remember though, you have to choose your cabinets before you install them! If you are a DIY kind of person, it’s a great idea to click this link to get your free downloadable copy of The Consumer’s Guide to Kitchen Cabinets and learn how to avoid costly mistakes plus get the best quality.