10 Myths about Pre-Assembled Cabinets and RTA Cabinets
There are many misconceptions about ready to assemble kitchen cabinets. As with many rumors, those that surround RTA cabinets are completely unfounded. Here are some popular myths about RTA kitchen cabinets and the truth to debunk those myths:
Myth #1: "RTA Cabinets are made of cheaper materials than name brand kitchen cabinets."
Fact: This may have been true before the late '90s, when manufacturers still relied heavily on particle board and other flimsy materials, but today, top-quality RTA kitchen cabinets are constructed of solid wood and plywood. Some models are even superior to the name brands.
Myth #2: "Ready to assemble cabinets are not as strong as pre-made or custom cabinets."
Fact: This goes hand-in-hand with the previous myth. Just because it wasn't put together by a craftsman or machine doesn't mean it is a weaker product. The same building techniques (dovetail drawers and mitered door fronts for example) used by master craftsman are used on RTA cabinets. In fact, since RTA kitchen cabinets ship disassembled, there is less chance of freight damage, so once put together, the unit may be stronger than something that was built, shipped and dinged up in transit. >> Learn more about RTA Cabinet Quality
Myth #3: "I cannot afford new RTA kitchen cabinets."
Fact: It is a common misconception that new kitchen cabinets cost tens of thousands of dollars. This may be true with custom-made cabinetry, but not so with ready to assemble kitchen cabinets. RTA cabinets cost up to 50% less than fully assembled or custom-made units. Online retailers, like TheRTAStore.com (http://www.thertastore.com/Default.asp) offer the most savings because our broad customer base and buying power allows us to negotiate better deals with manufacturers. >> Learn more Reasons to Buy RTA Kitchen Cabinets.
Myth #4: "RTA kitchen cabinets will not add value to my home."
Fact: Remodeling the kitchen and bathroom is the best way to increase the value of your home, and ready to assemble kitchen cabinets provide an affordable, durable option for increasing the market value of your home.
Myth #5: "Only experts can assemble and install kitchen cabinets"
Fact: Anybody can assemble and install RTA kitchen cabinets. Granted, it is a little more difficult than putting together a nightstand, but every cabinet ships with assembly instructions and highlights the tools needed to do the job right.
Myth #6: "RTA Cabinets only come in standard, box shapes and won't fit in my kitchen."
Fact: This simply is not true. There are ready to assemble cabinets available almost any shape imaginable, so every nook and cranny of your kitchen can be filled with useable storage and countertop space.
Myth #7: "I still have to hire an architect to layout the cabinets for me."
Fact: Kitchen layout and design can be a daunting task, but that doesn't mean you have to spend thousands of dollars on an architect to figure out where things go. TheRTAStore.com offers free professional kitchen and design services. >> Learn more about Free Professional Kitchen Design by TheRTAStore.com.
Myth #8: "RTA kitchen cabinets are plain and not as attractive as custom-made cabinets."
Fact: This may have been true of early ready to assemble cabinets, but today, the manufacturers have a variety of cabinet designs and finishes to choose from. TheRTAStore.com has over 40 cabinet styles and various finishes available, so from simple to elegant, we have designs to suit anybody's taste.
Myth #9: "Purchasing over the internet is unsafe."
Fact: Identity theft is a real concern when shopping online, but reputable online vendors, like TheRTAStore.com, protect a client's identity with security programs, like McAfee Secure or VeriSign. These programs protect a customer's identity whenever they are shopping on the site. Look at the bottom of the homepage for information on identity protection. Also, see if the site is registered with the Better Business Bureau.
Myth #10: "RTA Cabinets will take forever to ship to me."
Fact: This depends on the company. Unfortunately, for many online retailers, lead times can be several months, and very little attention is given to the customer once their order is placed. At TheRTAStore.com, we pride ourselves in customer service and turnaround time. Our products ship in one to three weeks (most ship within three to five days), and we are in constant communication with our customers through the shipping and installation process. For us, the order isn't complete until the customer is satisfied.