With all of the design tools and resources on the internet, buying, and installing your own kitchen cabinets is now a realistic DIY project. With the wide selection of RTA Kitchen Cabinets (Ready-To-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets) on the market, high quality, easy to assemble kitchen cabinets are now a viable option. RTA Kitchen Cabinets are available just about everywhere that you look. The big box stores have even started carrying their own line of RTA Cabinets, but the best deals on RTA Kitchen Cabinets are still found on-line. While you won't get the advantage of talking to a personal designer, the monetary savings from buying your RTA Kitchen Cabinets will be well worth it. By buying your RTA Kitchen Cabinets direct from the manufacturer, the savings can be as high as 30-40%.
Most websites are now offering design tools and templates to help may your kitchen cabinet buying process an easy transaction. If you are still unsure about buying RTA Kitchen Cabinets, let's address the most common question people ask. what makes RTA Cabinets different from regular cabinets? RTA Kitchen cabinets that are on the market today are in most cases, made of better materials than the higher priced name brand kitchen cabinets that are on the market today.
That being said, not all RTA Kitchen Cabinets are made the same. When you are shopping for RTA Kitchen Cabinets, make sure you look for the following features: 1) Solid wood face frames, stiles and doors 2) 1/2 or 5/8 inch plywood sides (stay away from particle board or fiberboard) 3) cam lock assembly, versus screws or dowels 4) Solid wood backs or atleast solid wood strips for attaching them to the studs 5) Solid wood drawer boxes, preferrably with dovetailing 6) European hinges and self-closing or epoxy drawer slides. The nice thing about most RTA Kitchen Cabinet sites is that they will deliver the cabinets directly to your house.
If you are looking for some suggestions of where to buy your RTA Kitchen Cabinets, check out The Kitchen Cabinet Store or RTA Kitchen Cabinets. they seem to have the best prices that I have found on the internet. Now that you have your new RTA Kitchen Cabinets, let's talk about assembly. RTA Kitchen Cabinets are about as easy to assemble as it gets.
The basic box of RTAcabinets is held together by cam locks, which create a nice tight cabinet (much stronger than staples or dowels). All that is required for assembly is a flathead screwdriver. For the drawer base cabinets, you may want to have a drill handy to help tighten the screws that are needed to hold the drawer slides and even the drawer faces together. Most RTA Kitchen Cabinets can be assembled in less than 5 minutes. All of the cabinets will come with step-by-step instructions on how to assemble each cabinet style.
If you want to see a sample instruction sheet for the RTA Cabinets, check out the resources page at RTA Cabinet Store for a sample page. Once you have your cabinets assembled, it is time to start prepping to install your RTA Kitchen Cabinets. The preparation work is the most important part of the process, since in most cases, the floor is not going to be perfectly level and the walls are not going to be perfectly straight. that is just the way it is. By find the high spots on the floor and the bumps in the walls, you can take steps before installation to ensure that your RTA kitchen cabinets are flush and level. If you go to the website Hubpages and search for kitchen installation, there is a great article that walks you step-by-step thru the kitchen cabinet installation process called Kitchen Cabinets: How to Install Kitchen Cabinets Yourself.
While RTA Kitchen Cabinets will involve more labor on your part, the savings versus custom cabinets, plus the savings from installing your RTA Kitchen Cabinets yourself, will make this a rewarding DIY, both personally and monetarily. If you are looking for tips on saving thousands on your kitchen, follow the links in my author bio.
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