Why RTA Cabinets Really Are That Great

18 Mar Why RTA Cabinets Really Are That Great

Cabinets are the most expensive part of your kitchen. So, when it comes to getting new ones, you could end up shelling out a small fortune. To save money and still boast high-quality cabinets in your kitchen, ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets are the way to go. You’ll get the best RTA cabinets that look great and won’t break the bank from Knotty Alder. 

Best RTA Cabinets with Knotty Alder

Knotty Alder offers top-of-the-line RTA cabinets that will meet your quality and style needs without costing you an arm and a leg. Features include:

Lower Price

The reality is that custom cabinets cost more, while RTA cabinets cost less. How are they so affordable? First of all, they’re cheaper to install because you do it yourself. No labor costs are involved. The cabinet parts / pieces ship flat and take up less space than fully assembled cabinets, which also lowers shipping costs. 

Easy to Store

One of the drawbacks of custom cabinets is that they ship fully assembled. Unless you have a safe place to store them, they can clutter your workspace. You’ve got to match up the timing of the shipping with your project, which isn’t always an easy task. RTA cabinets come in flat pieces that store easily, so you can buy the cabinets early on in your remodel and set them aside until it’s time to install them. 

On the flip side, you might be one of those people who can’t decide until the last minute what type of cabinets you want. By then, you’ll be waiting an extra 6-8 weeks for custom cabinets to be produced and shipped. But, with RTA cabinets, you’ll only have to wait a week or two. This means you can hold off until you’re further along in your project and know what you want before ordering cabinets. Plus, if you accidentally miscalculate the size of the cabinets, it won’t slow you down too much. 

Hands-on Experience

Our human souls desire to be creative. While RTA cabinets do come with easy-to-follow  basic instructions, you still get to create the cabinet yourself by assembling the pieces. The sense of accomplishment is a reward itself, and you might be more inclined to keep the cabinets in good condition so as not to ruin all of your hard work. With RTA cabinets, you still get top-quality cabinets at a fraction of the cost. If you’re willing to spend a few extra hours on labor, they are definitely the perfect way to trim back your kitchen remodeling costs.

Easy to Install/Quick Install

The best RTA cabinets take no time at all to install because of their simple, straight-forward design. Knotty Alder RTA cabinets give customers cabinets that require little to no extra effort on their part to install. Follow the your cabinet design layout for your RTA cabinets and you’ll have your kitchen set up in no time! 

When you pay extra to have custom-made cabinets installed, you’re looking at days of strangers in your house, plenty of dust and dirt, and all kinds of potential setbacks. RTA cabinets are a great option for people who like to get things done right themselves—the first time around. Don’t place the fate of your kitchen cabinets in the hands of strangers when you can do it yourself with RTA cabinets from Knotty Alder. 

FAQ About RTAs

Do I need lots of extra tools to install the RTA cabinets?

You don’t need lots of extra tools to install our cabinets. Just the basics: tape measurer, writing utensil, a few different types of screwdrivers, and a hammer. These tools will be all you need to install your RTA cabinets. 

Do I have to be an expert to install RTA cabinets?

You don’t need to be an expert to install RTA cabinets. Part of the reason RTA cabinets are a great option for most people is that they don’t require expert knowledge or prior proven ability to install. The basic assembly instructions are easy to follow, and the cabinet pieces come to you ready to be assembled and installed at your convenience. 

How many options of RTAs are there?

At Knotty Alder, we offer many RTA options, with styles for both kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Visit our website to learn more about the RTA choices available for your bathroom or kitchen. 

Are RTA cabinets of good quality?

RTA cabinets can be good or bad quality, but the same goes for custom-made cabinets. It all comes down to construction, design, and materials. You’ll get great quality RTA cabinets with Knotty Alder, where we offer solid wood face frames in four options that can be selected to suit your particular needs or wants. 

What to look for in a good quality RTA cabinet?

When it comes to finding a good quality RTA cabinet, there are a few things to be on the lookout for. Watch out for veneered particleboard or medium-density fiberboard materials. If any type of RTA is made of those types of materials, they’re going to be cheap and low quality. 

A good quality RTA cabinet will be made with a solid wood face frame and a high-density particle board core fused between melamine or a plywood box. Be on the lookout for hand-wiped finished, which will last longer than spray-on. Ask the dealers you’re looking at about reports of breakage with their products—or just check out reviews on the dealer and their company. Be aware that imported manufacturers might not offer replacements quickly or at all in the case of a damaged cabinet. Check for quality glides and hinges—you don’t want to have to constantly be adjusting or fixing faulty ones. 

RTA cabinets can be a great choice for your kitchen or bathroom. Be sure you do your homework and look for high-quality RTA cabinets that will compliment your home while simultaneously preserving your paycheck. Check out Knotty Alder Cabinets today!

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