RTA kitchen cabinets means they arrive ready to assemble. Because they are shipped unassembled, not only does shipping cost less, but also the price you pay for the cabinets is drastically reduced. With ready to assemble cabinets, you receive all of the required hardware and parts needed to put them together. It should be noted this does not include the handles, mounting screws, and actual tools needed to assemble them. Most of the holes are already predrilled, so it is just a matter of laying out the right sections, putting them together in the right order, and using the correct hardware.
Because RTA kitchen cabinets require assembling, you need to decide whether this is something you want to attempt on your own or to use a professional contractor. Prior to making up your mind, it is worth your time to review our free online assembly videos. Each video demonstrates how to assemble a variety of cabinets, such as the base, wall, base end, wall diagonal corner, Lazy Susan corner, dovetail drawers, under mount soft close L-track, ball bearing soft close track, and soft close hinge. After watching the videos, if you decide you would rather use a contractor, let us know, as we are able to help you find a qualified one in your area.
Should you decide to assemble your kitchen cabinets on your own, you need to make sure to allow plenty of time to complete your project. Some people get frustrated because it takes much longer than they initially expected to get all of their cabinets put together. The actual time needed does depend upon your experience level with working with tools, as well as the amount of time you have available to work on your project.