When your kitchen remodeling budget is a tight but you still need to replace your cabinetry, there is one alternative that offers all-new cabinets at a more affordable price. This option is the RTA or Ready to Assemble cabinet. You can arrange to have these cabinets shipped directly to your front door as they come packed fully disassembled in flat boxes. Once the boxes arrive at your home, all you have to do is open each of the boxes and follow the instructions to assemble them. It should only take you a few hours to assemble all of the cabinets you need for your new kitchen.
What’s In the Box?
What you find inside the box as far as the materials go will vary based on the amount of money you can afford to spend. At the lower end of the scale are particle board sides and hardwood frames. The fronts and doors may also be built from particle board covered in veneer. At the upper end of the scale are boxes and frames made of hardwoods. The faces and doors of this type of kitchen cabinetry are made from your choice of hardwoods. You also get to choose the finish and the hardware for your new cabinets. All of the screws, bolts, nuts, hinges, and any other hardware you need to assemble your new cabinets will also be in the box.
You Build and Install Them
When you buy RTA kitchen cabinetry not only do you have to assemble each cabinet from a box of parts, you must be prepared to install them yourself. Fortunately installing new cabinets is not as hard as it sounds. As long as you can use a tape measure, a spirit level, a drill, and a screwdriver, you can install your new cabinetry in a matter of hours saving yourself a lot of money. The end result is a beautiful new look for your kitchen at a fraction of the price.