RTA or Ready-To-Assemble Cabinets have been around for quite a
while, but because of manufacturing improvements over the past couple of
years, there are now more and more companies manufacturing and selling
Ready-To-Assemble Kitchen &
Bathroom Cabinets (RTA), with higher quality standards. Lets face
it, the kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in a house to build
or renovate. Other than your countertop selection, kitchen cabinets are
going to be the most expensive part of your kitchen remodel. Custom
kitchen cabinets can cost anywhere from $10,000-$100,000 depending on
the type of wood, brand name, and amount of detail you are looking for.
With the current state of the mortgage industry, and slowdown in the
housing market, most people are looking for a way to increase the resale
value of their home without a huge financial investment that they may
or may not get back when they sell their house. Is there such a thing as
budget kitchen cabinets?
RTA Kitchen Cabinets are the solution.
RTA stands for Ready-To-Assemble. This category of cabinets includes
everything from the particle board cabinets you find at Ikea that you
assemble yourself, to the pre-assembled cabinets you find at Home Depot
or Lowes, or the RTA cabinets that you find on-line that have plywood
sides and come ready-to-assemble in a box. As you can see by the
descriptions, there are different levels of quality and material used in
Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) cabinets. Some of the RTA cabinets that you
find on-line end up being stronger and sturdier than the name brand
cabinets because they are using a solid plywood cabinet box for their
construction. When looking at the structure of the cabinet, always make
sure that they are using solid wood for the cabinet face and stiles,
plywood for the cabinet box itself, and a plywood or solid wood back for
a strong connection to the studs in the wall.