10 Myths about RTA Cabinets
There are many misconceptions about ready to assemble kitchen cabinets. Here are some popular myths about RTA kitchen cabinets and the truth to debunk those myths:
Myth #1: "RTA Cabinets are made of cheaper materials than name brand kitchen cabinets."
Fact: This may have been true before the late '90s, when manufacturers still relied heavily on particle board and other flimsy materials, but today, top-quality RTA kitchen cabinets are constructed of solid wood and plywood. Many models are even superior to the name brands.
Myth #2: "Ready to assemble cabinets are not as strong as pre-made or custom cabinets."
Fact: This goes hand-in-hand with the previous myth. Just because it wasn't put together by a craftsman or machine doesn't mean it is a weaker product. The same building techniques (dovetail drawers and mitered door fronts for example) used by master craftsman are used on RTA cabinets. In fact, since RTA kitchen cabinets ship disassembled, there is less chance of freight damage, so once put together, the unit may be stronger than something that was built, shipped and dinged up in transit.
Myth #3: "I cannot afford new RTA kitchen cabinets."
Fact: It is a common misconception that new kitchen cabinets cost tens of thousands of dollars. This may be true with custom-made cabinetry, but not so with ready to assemble kitchen cabinets. RTA cabinets cost up to 50% less than fully assembled or custom-made units. When you’re buying Pre-Assembled cabinets at a big-box home store, they begin as unassembled cabinets. You pay for that assembly before it arrives to you. You can save thousands of dollars just by completing the assembly yourself which is one of the reasons TheRTAStore.com cabinets are so much more affordable than what you will find at the local stores. We’re also able to offer the most savings because our broad customer base and buying power allows us to negotiate better deals with manufacturers.
Myth #4: "RTA kitchen cabinets will not add value to my home."
Fact: Remodeling the kitchen and bathroom is the best way to increase the value of your home, and ready to assemble kitchen cabinets provide an affordable, durable option for increasing the market value of your home. Even more so than custom cabinets because you will spend significantly less on RTA cabinets.
Myth #5: "Only experts can assemble and install kitchen cabinets"
Fact: Anybody can assemble and install RTA kitchen cabinets. Granted, it is a little more involved than putting together an end table, but every cabinet ships with assembly instructions and highlights the tools needed to do the job right. We also have various assembly and instructions and videos available on our site.
Myth #6: "RTA Cabinets only come in standard, box shapes and won't fit in my kitchen."
Fact: This simply is not true. There are ready to assemble cabinets available in almost any shape imaginable, so every nook and cranny of your kitchen can be filled with useable storage and countertop space.
Myth #7: "I still have to hire an architect to layout the cabinets for me."
Fact: Kitchen layout and design can be a daunting task, but that doesn't mean you have to spend thousands of dollars on an architect to figure out where things go. TheRTAStore.com offers free professional kitchen and design services. Just fill out this form to get started: https://www.thertastore.com/Kitchen_Designs_s/1418.htm!
Myth #8: "RTA kitchen cabinets are plain and not as attractive as custom-made cabinets."
Fact: This may have been true of early ready to assemble cabinets, but today, the manufacturers have a variety of cabinet designs and finishes to choose from. TheRTAStore.com has over 40 cabinet styles and various finishes available, so from simple to elegant, and country to modern, we have designs to suit anybody's taste.
Myth #9: "Purchasing over the Internet is unsafe."
Fact: Identity theft is a real concern when shopping online, but reputable online vendors, like TheRTAStore.com, protect a client's identity with security programs, like McAfee Secure or VeriSign. These programs protect a customer's identity whenever they are shopping on the site. Look at the bottom of the homepage for information on identity protection. Also, see if the site is registered with the Better Business Bureau. We will work with you to make sure you’re comfortable. If you would prefer to call in your payment information, we will certainly arrange that for you!
Myth #10: "RTA Cabinets will take forever to ship to me."
Fact: This depends on the company. Unfortunately, for many online retailers, lead times can be several months, and very little attention is given to the customer once their order is placed. At TheRTAStore.com, we pride ourselves in customer service and turnaround time. Our cabinets ship in one to three weeks (most ship within three to five business days), and we are in constant communication with our customers through the order and shipping process. For us, the order isn't complete until your new kitchen is installed and you are completely satisfied.