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 remodeling project from the design phase to installation.

Affordability

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.

Shipping

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.

Variety

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.

Convenience

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!