Even though you can save huge amounts of money by ordering quality ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets, choosing the right RTA cabinets is still important, both for your own satisfaction with your new kitchen or bathroom, and to save money by avoiding the cost and inconvenience of having to ship back a set of cabinets that doesn’t fit right, or just isn’t what you thought it would be once you get it into the light it will actually live in. Here are some tips to help make sure that doesn’t happen.
Be Realistic About What you Want
Dark stained wood, or black painted cabinets may seem rich and decadent in your mind’s eye, but will they really work in that poorly-lit interior bathroom with no window? Style and personality is great, and a necessary part of any remodeling project, but keep in mind, your cabinets are something you’re going to live with for many years to come. Perhaps more importantly, if and when it comes time to sell your house and move, the next owners will have to be able to live with them as well—and want to buy a house that includes them!
The bottom line is: be creative, and show some personality—but in the way you accessorize your kitchen or bathroom. When it comes to major fixtures like cabinets and vanities, when in doubt, go a little more conservative than your first instinct, and you’ll wind up with something that won’t drive you crazy in a few years’ time.
Order Door Samples
Once you’ve narrowed down your top one or two picks as far as cabinet style, it’s easy to just go for it, and place the order. We recommend slowing down a moment though, and instead suggest that you order a sample door. This will let you see the quality of our cabinets for yourself, in case you have any lingering doubts. Much more importantly, it will also let you see what the design you’ve chosen will actually look like in your house, against other materials nearby, and in the actual lighting it will be installed in. Stains and paints alike have a way of changing more than you might think in different kinds and angles of lighting, and the highly-contoured design you fall in love with on our website might wind up with garishly long shadows in a kitchen lit purely from above.
Of course, the sample door is one less door you’ll have to buy on the final order, so you’re not really spending any money you wouldn’t have spent anyway. If you ordered more than one style, or if you change your mind about the style you thought you wanted, just request a return authorization, and you can ship your doors back via any carrier you wish for a full refund.
Use Our Online Design System
RTA Cabinet Store’s free DIY Online Kitchen Design Tool is an easy-to-use way to be sure the kitchen cabinets you order will actually fit in your kitchen. All you do is input a few basic measurements of your kitchen, and you’re off. All of our cabinet sections are included, already dimensioned and scaled properly. We even have placeholders for all common standard sizes of appliances like fridges, dishwashers, and sinks. It’ll save you a ton of time, money, and inconvenience, and give you the peace of mind of knowing that your new kitchen cabinets will be exactly what you need them to be, when they arrive, ready for you to assemble and install.