Top 10 FAQs about RTA Cabinets

If you’re new to DIY home projects or starting a kitchen or bathroom remodel for the first time, you may have heard about RTA cabinets. RTA cabinets are a staple for DIYers. They make it easy and affordable to assemble and install cabinets and vanities yourself, and do it successfully.

To help get you started, take a look at these 10 top asked questions. Our cabinet experts have provided the answers.

What are ready to assemble cabinets? What does RTA stand for?

“RTA stands for ready to assemble. That means they ship flat in components. Then you put them together. They come with instructions or you can access our resources library of written and video instructions.”

How much are RTA cabinets?

“RTA cabinets vary in price depending on the material they are made out of, their style, etc. With our low price guarantee, we promise we’ll beat the price on the same exact cabinet. Just send us a copy of a quote! You can also find discounted cabinets on our sale page on the website.”

Are ready to assemble cabinets cheaper? Are RTA cabinets good quality?

“RTA cabinets are high quality at a reasonable price. Depending on the model, we use HDF, MDF, plywood, and even hardwoods to construct the cabinets. Many have dovetail joinery, soft close doors/drawers, and other perks that make these cabinets so desirable.”

Are RTA cabinets real wood?

“Different cabinets are made of different materials. We use MDF, HDF, plywood, and real wood in the construction of our cabinets. For most cabinets, the door or drawer is made of hardwood and the cabinet box is constructed of MDF/HDF or plywood, which is more affordable and more conducive to the kitchen or bath.”

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How fast can you assemble RTA cabinets?

“With a little know-how and some experience, the cabinets come together very quickly. Even if you’re new to DIY, you can easily learn and successfully assemble and install cabinets. We have many resources from written instructions and videos to the BILT app, that gives you step-by-step 360 degree visual instructions.”

How do you assemble RTA cabinets?

“Check to see that all parts are included. Fit the cabinet together “dry” then use glue and screws to secure them (some cabinets don’t require glue). You will then attach hinges and doors with screws. All instructions are included and we have many resources to assist you along the way. It’s a totally doable DIY project.”

How long do RTA cabinets last?

“RTA cabinets last just as long as other cabinets: 10-30 years. They are a long-term investment, which is why it’s so important to get a good quality cabinet and flexible style and color that will stand the test of time.”

Should RTA cabinets be glued?

“Some cabinet types require glue, others are up to your discretion. Refer to individual instructions on the cabinet model you’re interested in to find out more.”

Where can I buy RTA cabinets?

“You can buy RTA cabinets online and in big box stores. We sell RTA cabinets exclusively online. Being fully online means we can offer you a wider selection of cabinets because we aren’t limited by space. This also decreases your cost. If you are the type who needs to touch and feel, you can order samples so you can see the colors and finishes up close and in person.”

Can you paint RTA cabinets?

“You can paint RTA cabinets but since they are ready to assemble, they don’t need painting. If down the line you do a remodel and want to update the color of your RTA cabinets, you can certainly do it then.”

If you have more questions, our expert customer service team is standing by to give you answers. Or, check out our Resource Center filled with the answers to more FAQs (and much more!) to help you get started on your project.

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