Many Benefits of Using RTA Kitchen Cabinets

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Ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets are gaining popularity in the kitchen. Choosing RTA kitchen cabinets is one of the best decisions for a homeowner planning a cost-effective kitchen remodeling. Just like it is with any other design, you must know the pros and cons before you settle on it.

We will share some common pros and cons that will inform your decision.

Pro: Cost-efficient

The top benefit of RTA kitchen cabinets is cost-effectiveness. Homeowners working on a budget find this option ideal for them. They are cheaper than ready-made cabinets. The fact that you will be doing some of the work reduces the production costs, which translates to an affordable cost.

Con: You will have to do the manual work

For you to enjoy the benefit of cost-effectiveness, you will have to engage in manual work. The cabinets come in units for you to assemble. You must do the work yourself or engage a carpenter at an extra cost.

Most manufacturers will claim that the whole process takes a few hours. The reality is that you might even take a whole day assembling the cabinetry units if you have not done it before.

Pro: Multiple design options

The fact that you can ship RTA kitchen cabinets from anywhere in the world gives you multiple design options. You can always find the perfect cabinetry for your home using this option.

Con: Unforeseen expenses

While RTA kitchen cabinets are considered cost-effective, you can have extra expenses that you did not budget for. A perfect example is hiring a carpenter to help you with complex installations. This means that you pay more for the same work.

Pro: Quicker shipping

RTA cabinets are packed in small units that can be shipped easily. Shipping costs and time are reduced because of the swift packaging.

Con: No guarantee

You don’t get a guarantee of quality when you order pre-assembled units. Well, you can get a guarantee on the type of wood that you have requested but the guarantee cannot cover the damages that may occur during installation. For example, if you break some units, you will be responsible for them and you might have to ship them again.


As the homeowner, you have to evaluate the pros and cons to decide. Otherwise, RTA kitchen cabinets are an option that most homeowners are not afraid to try in their homes.

Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
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Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Oct 27, 2021 07:16 AM