While many people associate buying new kitchen cabinets with remodeling projects, it shouldn’t be forgotten that there are still new homes being built – even if there aren’t quite as many as just a few years ago. If you’re having a home built, building it yourself, or are a builder looking for ways to keep your costs under control, RTA kitchen cabinets should be considered for your project. RTA stands for ready-to-assemble which simply means the cabinets must be put together when they get to your jobsite.
RTA cabinets can save you as much as 30 to 40 percent off the cost of some of the better known major cabinet manufacturers’ products. Now it’s understandable that you might wonder what the catch is – they must be subpar in quality or assembling them must require an engineering degree. Actually there is no catch – the cabinets feature all wood construction which may even be higher in quality than some of the brands you’ve been considering. If the units you’ve been looking at have particle board boxes covered with veneer, RTA cabinets are definitely a better choice.
You don’t even need to be a seasoned DIYer or trim carpenter to put the cabinets together once they arrive. The shipped units are much easier to move around than conventional cabinets and if you think you can master using a screwdriver, putting each box together takes almost no time at all.
You don’t have to sacrifice style choices when choosing RTA cabinets – there are numerous wood species and finishes to select from and a wide range of door designs as well. Cathedral, shaker, raised panel, and recessed panel – they’re all available and there are also many specialty kitchen cabinets to choose from such as oven, pantry, and wine rack units to add a custom touch to your design.
RTA cabinets also have a full line of vanity cabinets that can complement any bathroom in your new home. Use singles in your powder room or hall bath or combine units to create your own unique look in a master retreat. If you’re looking for a way to keep your home construction project on budget, using ready-to-assemble cabinets can be a good start. You may even be able to save enough to upgrade the appliances, add a hardwood floor, or install that double Jacuzzi you didn’t think you would be able to afford.