Ready to Assemble Cabinets Home Depot
When we decided to remodel our kitchen, we initially thought we’d return to Home Depot and use the same light maple shaker style cabinets we’d used in our remodeled bathrooms. We also considered buying Ready to Assemble cabinets from IKEA. Unfortunately, none of the IKEA styles really seemed to match the Mediterranean style of our house. Additionally, I read some consumer reviews of IKEA which indicated that their cabinets were difficult to put together.I also had some concerns about IKEA quality since some of the furniture we'd purchased from them had not lasted well.
Somewhere along the way in my internet research, I discovered RTA cabinets. I’d never liked the fact that my Home Depot cabinets seemed so cheaply built with laminate insides and no shelves in some of the base cabinets. After watching some RTA assembly videos, I decided I could probably do it.
How to Choose an RTA Cabinet Company
What to Look for in an RTA Company: We did extensive research before choosing our RTA Cabinets. We looked at all the choices at our local Home Depot and Lowe's as well as investigating at least 30 RTA companies. In the end, we decided that the most important criteria for choosing a company was:
- The type of cabinet style they offered.
- The wood colors and types available
- Customer service.
- Company reputation and length of time in business.
- Return policies.
- Can order door to check color and style.
Ask for References: We asked for sample work done for other customers as well as some references we could call. We also investigated the return policies and shipping services.
Pick Cabinets You Really Like: We finally chose to work with RTA Cabinets Unlimited because they had two cabinet choices we liked, Warwick Walnut and Cherry Tuscany (which has been discontinued, but is replaced by a maple cabinet which has a similar cinnamon color stain).
Look for a Company that lets you see before buying. We like the fact that RTA Cabinets Unlimited allowed us to order cabinet doors to see if we liked them. Some other companies offer this or you can also order a small cabinet. The doors were not expensive and were well worth the price because it enabled us to see how well the company serviced their orders, test the quality of the cabinets, and also see how those cabinets would look in our house. In addition, I found that having those doors was very helpful in making other decorating decisions because I could carry them with me to check the color against paint and drapery choices.
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