Best White and Gray RTA Cabinets in the Business

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What Are RTA Cabinets and What are Their Benefits?

Are you in the market for new cabinets? If so, you may be wondering if RTA cabinets are the right choice for you. RTA, or ready-to-assemble, cabinets have many benefits that make them a popular choice for home improvement projects. Homeowners can choose ready-to-Assemble (RTA) cabinets for their kitchen or bathroom as a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to ordering from custom cabinetmakers.


Everything you need to put together the RTA cabinets such as hinges, screws, and wood will come along with your order. Advantages of RTA cabinets versus custom cabinets include affordability, quick and easy shipping, variety, and the convenience of managing your own time and project. With Nelson Cabinetry, there’s no compromising on quality, either – we use wood and plywood, never particle board – and we offer outstanding customer service to assist you in your remodelling project from the design phase to installation.

What are RTA Cabinets?

RTA, which stands for “Ready-to-Assemble,” refers to a type of kitchen cabinet that comes unassembled, allowing homeowners or professional installers to put them together. These cabinets are shipped in separate pieces, including the cabinet boxes, doors, drawers, and hardware.


Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection with Island, Wood Hood, and Glass Door Cabinets
Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection with Island, Wood Hood, and Glass Door Cabinets


The beauty of RTA cabinets lies in their simple assembly using basic tools and the included hardware. Detailed assembly instructions are typically provided to guide the process. Additionally, some RTA cabinet manufacturers offer helpful online resources, like instructional videos, to further aid with the assembly process.

Benefits of RTA Cabinets


RTA cabinets have many benefits that make them a great choice for your next home improvement project. One of the biggest benefits of RTA cabinets is their affordability. RTA cabinets are typically more affordable than other types of cabinets, making them a great option if you’re on a budget. RTA cabinets are also convenient because they can be shipped quickly and easily. You won’t have to wait weeks or even months for your RTA cabinets to arrive, like you would with some other types of cabinets.


Cost of RTA cabinets compared to traditional cabinets
Cost of RTA cabinets compared to traditional cabinets


The most dramatic and immediately apparent difference between RTA and custom cabinets is the price tag. Custom cabinets can be hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars more than RTA cabinets. Since custom cabinets are built based on individual measurements, they can take a significant amount of time to manufacture and this is reflected in the cost. When buying products from Nelson Cabinetry, it’s a breeze to consult the classic Shaker cabinet options available to you on our website and identify the prices right away. You’ll have far fewer surprises along the way that can come with custom cabinets, which may require extra work, extra delivery time, and an installation process that works with somebody else’s schedule. So in addition to being more affordable in the first place, RTA cabinets also feature the advantage of not having the hidden costs that come along with custom cabinets.


Another great benefit of RTA cabinets is that they can be shipped quickly and easily. RTA cabinets are typically shipped within a few days, so you won’t have to wait weeks or even months for your RTA cabinets to arrive like you would with some other types of cabinets.


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Ordering pre-assembled kitchen cabinets online might seem like a good idea at first because of the time you’ll save on assembly, but one of the major drawbacks to pre-assembled and custom versus RTA cabinets comes down to the shipping. RTA cabinets arrive in a flat box while pre-assembled and custom ones arrive in very large shipments that can be enormously costly and inconvenient to move and store. Because they aren’t assembled yet, RTA cabinets are also less susceptible to damage. With RTA cabinets, you have greater control over the process and get to save on shipping, too! Additionally, custom cabinets can take a very long time to ship and can add a factor of unpredictability that is best to minimize for any home remodeling project.


RTA cabinets also come in a variety of styles and finishes, so you can find the perfect RTA cabinets for your home. RTA cabinets are available in a wide range of styles, including traditional, contemporary, and transitional. You can also choose from a variety of finishes, such as natural wood, painted, or stained. RTA cabinets are also available in a variety of woods, such as maple, oak, cherry, and more.


Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection U-Shape Kitchen with Glass Door Cabinets
Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection U-Shape Kitchen with Glass Door Cabinets


The great thing about RTA cabinets is that they offer homeowners a wide variety of choices when it comes to design and finish. If you want to update your kitchen or bathroom but don’t want to spend a lot of money on custom cabinets, RTA cabinets are a great option.


We feature our cabinets in the traditional and timeless white and gray colors that are a perfect match for your countertops, appliances, flooring, and walls. For the kitchen, we offer base, wall, and tall cabinets in three different sizes to fit your individual design: for example, base cabinets come in 09″-21″, 24″-30″, 33″-36″ and there are also two sizes of lazy susan corner base cabinets, one standard size for the blind base corner cabinets, two sizes of sink base cabinets, and a drawer base cabinet in five different sizes. Be sure to explore our product pages to see what other options there are for the other cabinet varieties. To see which fit best into your kitchen or bathroom remodel, you can submit a 3D kitchen design request online.


Another great benefit of RTA cabinets is that they’re very convenient. RTA cabinets come with everything you need to assemble them, so you won’t have to go out and buy any extra tools or materials. RTA cabinets also come with easy-to-follow instructions, so you can easily assemble them yourself. RTA cabinets are a great option if you’re looking for an easy and convenient way to update your home.


We at Nelson Cabinetry are here to provide you with expert, professional consultation, and getting a sense of the assembly process is as easy as checking out the how-to videos available on our website. When buying the high-quality products that we have been proudly offering for nearly a century, you can count on our excellent customer service and transparency. We’re available for consultation to help you choose the right cabinets and once you’ve made your selection, shipments are usually sent within 48 hours. With RTA cabinets, you get to work your kitchen remodel into your schedule because you’re not relying on a cabinetmaker. And the cabinets come together in no time – and when the job’s done, you get that extra satisfaction of having saved yourself a good chunk of change while bringing the beautiful elegance of Shaker cabinets into your home!

Why are RTA Cabinets So Cheap?

RTA cabinets are frequently more budget-friendly compared to pre-assembled cabinets for a variety of reasons:


  • Elimination of Labor Expenses: RTA cabinets are delivered in flat-pack boxes, which necessitates homeowners to assemble them. By eliminating the labor costs linked with pre-assembled cabinets, manufacturers can offer RTA cabinets at a more affordable price.
  • Reduced Packaging and Shipping Costs: RTA cabinets are intentionally designed to be packaged in a compact manner, reducing the shipping space required. This results in cost savings in packaging materials and transportation expenses, ultimately making the cabinets more affordable for consumers.
  • Direct-to-Consumer Model: Many RTA cabinet manufacturers operate on a direct-to-consumer model, bypassing middlemen and retailers. By selling directly to homeowners, manufacturers can avoid additional markups and pass on the cost savings to customers.
  • Streamlined Manufacturing Process: RTA cabinets are typically manufactured using efficient production methods and standardized components. This streamlined approach helps decrease production costs, consequently making the cabinets more cost-effective for consumers.
  • DIY Assembly: With RTA cabinets, homeowners bear the responsibility of assembling the cabinets themselves. By undertaking the assembly process independently, homeowners save on the labor costs typically associated with professional installation. This do-it-yourself aspect contributes to the lower price of RTA cabinets.
  • Economies of Scale: RTA cabinet manufacturers often engage in large-scale production, reaping the benefits of economies of scale. Higher production volumes can result in lower costs per unit, enabling manufacturers to offer competitive prices to consumers.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for new cabinets, RTA cabinets are a great option to consider. They’re affordable, convenient, and come in a variety of styles and colors. RTA cabinets are the perfect choice for your next home improvement project! Nelson Cabinetry is your one-stop shop for all your RTA cabinet needs. We offer a wide selection of RTA cabinets in one timeless style and two beautiful colors – White and Gray. We also offer quick shipping and easy assembly, so you can get your new cabinets up and running in no time! Visit our website today to browse our selection of RTA cabinets and find the perfect ones for your home.

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Nelson Cabinetry is an online distributor of high quality kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. We pride ourselves in delivering a high quality product via an easy to use, convenient website. Placing your cabinet order has never been easier and you can do so from the comfort of your home, office or job site.


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