If you plan on remodeling your kitchen, you may already know that ready-to-assemble cabinets are among the options that you have. 

For many years now RTA cabinets have become popular. However, it is in recent times that their popularity has begun to grow rapidly. The rise in the passion for DIY home projects has contributed notably to the rise of RTA cabinets. 

According to statistics, the Global ready to assemble market value was at 4234.41 Million USD in 2020 and will grow with a CAGR of 7.27% from 2020 to 2027. 


Ready-to-assemble as the name implies are products that come in a flat pack. They are cabinets that you can put together yourself, without messing it up. 

Everything has been prepared for you, including screws, hinges, and wood dowels. You won’t find yourself spending hundreds of dollars hiring someone to fix it. 

Every RTA cabinets with a brochure that can assist you with what to do with all the parts in the pack, that way it becomes less difficult. To make it simpler, some of them come with a short link to videos that can instruct you on how to do it. 


Are you interested in getting new kitchen cabinets? One of the easiest ways to improve your kitchen aesthetics is to install a set of high-quality cabinets. Listed below are some of the things to keep in mind before making that purchase. 

  1. BUDGET 

The first thing you should ensure thinking about before purchasing is your budget. If what you are buying is within your financial plan. 

Consider how much you want to spend on the project, with this in mind, you can go for RTA cabinets that are close to your budget. 

RTA cabinets are very helpful to homeowners. In contrast to custom cabinets, Ready-to-assemble cabinets are cost-effective. You can save a sizable amount of money because you are your labor, therefore no labor cost. 

Depending on your budget, you can select kitchen cabinets from as high as $750 to as low as $200. The price can also be determined by the design and materials used. 


Everyone wants an alluring and pristine kitchen, RTA cabinets range from high quality to low quality. No matter the type of cabinet you get, you want to make sure that they have very good quality. 

According to statistics, if RTA furniture were to be made for the next 12 months, the result revealed that 41.8 percent of United State consumers would most like to purchase RTA furniture. 

You can find a strong and beautiful cabinet in the showroom. However, you need to be able to recognize inferior quality. To select a high-quality cabinet, you can look out for these: 

  • Solid wood drawers 
  • Drawers with full extension 
  • Solid plywood panels
  • Strong wood frames 
  • Coating applied 

It does not matter if you buy from an online store, make sure you check for these features to assure you that they can last for a long time. 


Getting a standard cabinet always starts with a decision to get one. And if you are not sure of the type you want, you might end up going for what is available.

RTA cabinets have become so common because they are easy to put together. Most of them just need glue, screws, and wood dowels. All of these are included with the cabinet along with simple and clear instructions.

Most ready-to-assemble cabinets are around the same price range as long as they are around the same dimension and size. You can take a look at stores online to get an idea of the prices – this can help you in your decision-making process.

However, it is good to refer to online videos that can show you how your cabinets should be assembled. Demonstration videos can help prevent assembly errors. 


After browsing the internet and visiting stores, you have made your decision to get an RTA cabinet. You should also be aware that RTA cabinets are delivered in parts in a flat pack along with the instructions on how to assemble them. 

You will need to have the following tools to enable you to install your cabinet: 

  • Level
  • Screwdriver 
  • Table saw
  • Drill
  • Nail gun
  • Rubber mallet 
  • Plastic tarp 


There are myths surrounding RTA cabinets that they are not durable. Well, like all other cabinets, you can also find quality products from good brands. 

They are very durable kitchen accessories and can last you a long lifespan. In case you are not fully convinced, constructors use solid wood and other materials in these cabinets which are very durable. 

Asides from this, another element that makes RTA cabinets durable is that they come with drawer fronts, maple fronts, and doors. Maple and hardwood are durable, they are also popular for their shock-resistance ability.


The style of your RTA cabinet should always complement your kitchen theme and the décor of your kitchen interiors. The cabinet style embodies different aspects, such as the design, dimension, color, and layout of your cabinets. 

Things such as the number of shelves, drawers, and hardware, and the finished look you want must also be considered. 


After you have finally picked a cabinet style and are thinking of placing an order. You should ask if the brand offers a sample before purchasing the entire cabinetry. 

This way, you can check the quality of your chosen cabinet before purchasing them. In addition, you can also check if the design complements your space. You can also notice if the cabinets go with other kitchen hardware. 

You can envision the overall ambiance and feel after fixing your cabinet once you can get a sample.  


RTA cabinets do not take long to be delivered as against customs cabinets. Custom cabinets take longer to make, which means each one is handmade. Whilst ready-to-assemble cabinets have all the essential materials in stock. 
RTA cabinetshave become well known because of how effortless it is to put together. Their cost-effectiveness also places an important role for those on a tight budget. Ready-to-assemble cabinetsare available in different styles and sizes and can also be customized.

Guest Contributor: Daniel Martin


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