RTA or Custom Kitchen Cabinets-Which is Right for You?

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When renovating the kitchen you can choose RTA (ready to assemble) or custom cabinets, but what is the difference and what is right for you?

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What are RTA Cabinets?

RTA cabinets are pre-manufactured cabinets that are designed to be assembled on-site. Here are some key features and benefits of RTA cabinets:

Cost-Effective: RTA cabinets are generally a lot more affordable compared to custom cabinets. They are mass-produced, which allows for cost savings in terms of materials, manufacturing, and transportation. A fully custom kitchen can cost more than double the cost of getting your cabinets unassembled.

Quick and Easy Installation: As the name suggests, RTA cabinets are designed for easy assembly. They come with detailed instructions and/or assembly videos and typically include all the necessary parts for a quick and secure assembly.

Variety of Styles and Finishes: RTA cabinets offer a wide range of styles, finishes, and configurations to suit your design preference. You can find options that mimic the look of custom cabinets, including different wood species, colors, and door styles.

Availability: RTA cabinets are readily available and usually ship quickly as a result.

Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinets are built-to-order cabinets that are crafted according to your specific requirements.

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Tailored to your needs but expensive: Custom cabinets can be tailored to fit your kitchen’s unique layout, dimensions, and style preferences. With custom cabinets, you have the freedom to choose materials, finishes, hardware, and storage options to create a truly one-of-a-kind kitchen.  The cost as a result will be significantly more than an RTA option.
Optimal Use of Space: Custom cabinets can maximize every inch of available space in your kitchen.
Unmatched Aesthetics: With custom cabinets, you have complete control over the aesthetics. Whether you prefer a sleek modern look or a traditional style, custom cabinets can be tailored to match your vision perfectly. 
Wait Time for Installs Usually Longer – Made from scratch and customized to your needs, custom cabinets take longer to obtain and usually can be 2 months or more in production depending on many variables in your unique situation(eg. high season renovation times like the fall).

Wrap Up:

When deciding between RTA cabinets and custom cabinets, consider your budget, timeline, design preferences, and the level of customization you require.

RTA cabinets offer affordability and convenience, while custom cabinets provide unmatched personalization at a higher price point with longer wait times.

By weighing the pros and cons of each option, you can make an informed choice that suits your budget, style, and functional requirements.

At Today’s Designer Kitchens we supply a huge variety of Ready to assemble cabinet styles that are readily available and customizable to every kitchen layout. You can DIY yourself by ordering them through us OR have us professionally install them for you.

Please contact us for a FREE estimate today by filling in the form below or call us at: 905-641-2284.


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The team of professionals at Today’s Designer Kitchens are dedicated to bringing high quality full service kitchen renovations that are affordable beautiful and functional.

We undertake work in all scopes and budget ranges and provide a full service kitchen solution from floor to ceiling.

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Address: 239 Carlton St Suite #1, St. Catharines, ON L2R 1S1

Phone: 905-641-2284