Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets

Browse options and ideas for ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets, an efficient and economical way to remodel your kitchen.

Transitional Kitchen With Classic Wood Cabinets

Transitional Kitchen With Classic Wood Cabinets

This kitchen's bright white countertops provide contrast against its classic wood cabinets. A stainless steel range and hood update the space.

Photo by: Jean-Marc Giboux

Jean-Marc Giboux

By: Sean McEvoy

Whether you're installing a brand-new kitchen or looking to update an existing one, ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets can be a great cost- and time-saving option.

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Ready-to-assemble, or "RTA," kitchen cabinets may remind you of furniture from a certain ubiquitous, Swedish furniture retailer. They generally come boxed and broken down into their component parts, with a set of instructions, hardware and (sometimes) tools included. They can be ordered fully finished or unfinished. If it's your intention to customize a portion of them in some way, you might be able to order them partially finished. Once they arrive, you, a hired contractor, or a family member you "strongly encourage" to take on the job will be tasked with unboxing, assembling and hanging the cabinets.

The two clear advantages of ready-to-assemble cabinets are convenience and cost. They're shipped to your door, or in some cases you can pick them up from the loading dock at a home improvement or furniture retailer. In general, they're less expensive than custom or semi-custom cabinets. However, your options in terms of style may be limited when it comes to ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets, and if assembling and hanging the cabinets is something you're planning to do on your own, you'll need a modicum of DIY ability to ensure they're safely assembled and installed.

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