Is Buying Ready-to-assemble Kitchen Cabinets For Me?

Are you thinking of redoing your kitchen but don’t want to empty the bank and at the same time want the beautiful looking kitchen? Well, ready to assemble (RTA) cabinets might the perfect option for you.

These cabinets come in flat packs unassembled. But they also come with everything you need to assemble them all by yourself, saving you the extra cost of having a contractor or installer do it for you.

However, there are certain things you must have in mind before you buy RTA cabinets. Most of these things will determine whether you’ll enjoy working in your kitchen in the long run or not. It’s not always about ease of setup and reduced cost.

Before you order from an RTA store, read this article to make sure you have a good understanding of RTA kitchen cabinets.

What are (RTA) ready to assemble kitchen cabinets?

Ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets are exactly what the name says they are. They come in a flat box broken down in pieces. Every piece is prepared, holes has been drilled, it included the necessary screws, hinges, and glides.  

RTA kitchen cabinets can be bought directly from a store or from an online wholesale dealer who ships them directly to your house

RTA cabinets will have online assembly videos so you can watch them before purchasing to make sure you are up to the task. The assembly shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes once you get the hang of it for a standard size cabinet.

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Where to buy assemble yourself (RTA) cabinets

Ready to assemble cabinets are very popular and you’ll find them in one variation or another in a lot of retail cabinet stores. However, to save money and cut costs, it is advisable to buy them from online wholesale dealers who are usually much more competitive in price due to the volume they do and the

RTA Wood Cabinets, offers good quality RTA cabinets in multiple door styles and finishes at different price points. Some lines can ship out as quick as 24 hours for rush orders.

What to consider before choosing an RTA cabinet

Kitchen cabinets play a big role in the design and accessibility of the kitchen as well as the overall look of your house. Whether you’re buying an RTA cabinet, assembled cabinets, semi-custom cabinets or full custom cabinets, one thing is sure, the entire look of the kitchen will be enhanced.

A lot of people pay more attention to cabinet pulls and moldings than actual function. We strongly recommend working with a kitchen designer to make sure you maximize your space. At RTA Wood Cabinets we offer free kitchen design so it’s a win-win for you.

Here are a few things to look out for when starting the process.


Price – The price will vary from one company to the next and even in each individual company between lines. Don’t rush to buy when you see the up-to 50% off sales, a lot of online dealers or local showrooms will have very high prices and constantly give large discounts to pressure people in to buying. At RTA Wood Cabinets we offer low pricing every day and we are usually cheaper for the same brand cabinets than other online dealers are offering large discounts on.

Lead Time – Find out how long it will take for your cabinets to ship out. At RTA Wood Cabinets we have some options that ship out in 5 business days and even have a 24 hour rush option for some of the lines.

Additional Costs- Before embarking on such a large project figure out your overall costs, are you redoing you flooring, appliances, lighting and what will the installation cost. What type of countertops and backsplash do I want to get, how much will that cost? Can I afford all of this, is it worth to get a construction loan or take out a home equity line of credit.

Is it cheaper to order the cabinets RTA (unassembled) over assembled?

Ordering the cabinets RTA will save you money for two reasons, the actual cost of the cabinets are cheaper and the shipping charges are usually cheaper. Another added benefit is there is a smaller chance of damage and if there is damage you usually only have to wait for a part instead of a full cabinet.


RTA Kitchen Cabinets can get you everything you want in your dream kitchen while also saving you thousands of dollars over going with custom cabinets. To maximize storage and have your design laid out as nicely as possible we strongly recommend working with a professional kitchen designer. To get the best priced buy from an online dealer but make sure you are getting the best for your buck and don’t base it off some big discount which you are being promised.

Please reach out to us at 800-788-7575 or email us your measurements at for a free kitchen design.