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The Benefits of RTA Kitchen Cabinets

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Planning your kitchen remodel typically means picking out new kitchen cabinets. While this is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Cabinet Land offers a wide selection of beautiful cabinets from brands such as Schrock, Fabuwood, J and K Cabinets, Forevermark, and Wolf Cabinets, any one of which would make your kitchen look fabulous. They feature different styles, materials, colors, and construction.

One thing you can do is to at least narrow down your selections with construction as your basis. Cabinets are typically custom, semi-custom, or ready to assemble or RTA. They all look fantastic, but they do have important differences.

Custom cabinets

Custom cabinets are just that: customized. When you order custom cabinets from Cabinet Land, you provide the specifications for your dream kitchen, which the supplier uses to produce the cabinets you want. You can specify the material, size, depth, configuration, and so on. Of course, all this customizations come with a price tag and time considerations. These will depend on how far you depart from the standard cabinet specifications and materials. If you have an unlimited budget and no time constraints, custom cabinets are your best options.

Semi-custom cabinets

Semi-custom cabinets are actually stock cabinets that have some flexibility. You can customize it to a certain extent, but not as much as custom cabinets. In many cases, you can change the finish, style, and size of these cabinets in a limited way. You will not have to pay as much as with fully customized cabinets. If you want a bit of creative control without being too much out of pocket, you can do a lot with semi-custom cabinets.
RTA kitchen cabinets are usually the most affordable option for a kitchen remodel. They are available in a wide range of the most popular colors, materials, finish, and features. If you have a limited budget, limited time, or both, RTA cabinets can fit the bill.

RTA kitchen cabinets

You can order RTA cabinets from the Cabinet Land showroom or online. You can get it delivered much quicker than when you order from big box stores. They come in flat boxes, and come complete with the panels and hardware you chose. They are clearly labeled with pre-drilled holes, so they are quite easy to assemble even if you are an amateur if you follow the instructions. The only thing you have to do after that is install them on the floor or wall.


Benefits of RTA kitchen cabinets

installing kitchen cabinets The best benefit of RTA kitchen cabinets is the cost. This does not mean that the quality of materials is poor. In fact, the quality is comparable to custom cabinets in most cases as long as you get them from a reputable supplier. They are very budget-friendly because the manufacturer mass produce the parts and send them off in sets for others to assemble. This savings in manufacturing and labor cost translate directly to the benefit end-user.

There are RTA cabinets for all budgets, from high-quality solid wood of different species to modern wood alternatives that are almost as durable. If the budget is tight, choose the cheaper wood or modern construction alternatives such as MDF and you still end up with high quality cabinets that look fantastic in your kitchen. Aside from the material, you can find RTA cabinets in a gratifying range of colors and finishes, so you can always find a match for any kitchen theme or design.

Another benefit of RTA cabinets is easy storage. Because it comes in flat boxes, you can actually purchase them ahead of time in preparation for your kitchen remodel. Once they arrive, you can store them easily without occupying a large space, and have them at the ready. All you have to do is take them out when you are ready for them.

Finally, you can more easily inspect RTA cabinets than assembled cabinets you find in big box stores. It can be tempting to get assembled cabinets because you do not have to worry about assembling them. However, you will not be able to look at the joints and edges of the panels as closely as you can with RTA cabinets. For example, quite a few assembled cabinets have glued-on panels, which is a problem when the weather changes. The wood can expand or contract, causing cracks in the cabinets. This is why cabinetmakers recommend floating panels as opposed to glued on panels, and you can make sure of that with RTA cabinets.

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Custom, semi-custom and RTA kitchen cabinets are typically comparable when it comes to quality and esthetics, so the confounding factor is cost. If budget is an issue for your kitchen remodel, RTA cabinets is your best option. However, note that the quality of RTA kitchen cabinets can vary, depending on the manufacturer. You want to make sure you get good quality cabinets by ordering them from a reputable supplier. If you are in the Chicago land area, you want to get in touch with Cabinet Land Kitchen and Beyond.

We work only with the best cabinet brands at the best prices compared to our competitors such as Advance Cabinets and Handsome Cabinets and also we offer better free consultation services and quotes, so you know exactly what to expect from your purchase.
We are a local remodeling company with a showroom located in Schaumburg, Illinois. Visit us today to see what we have to offer. We have the expertise and resources to complete virtually any request for kitchen cabinets – ON TIME and ON BUDGET with top quality craftsmanship that will exceed your expectations.