A complete order for cabinets will have different requirements depending on the layout you will be using. It is important that you include all the pieces for your layout to avoid unnecessary time delay and expense. Here is the do it your self-ordering guideline. You can go through this guideline and DIY your own RTA kitchen cabinet order.
The easiest way to complete an order is to attach a layout of your space to the design portion of our website and we will complete the design and recommend all the required pieces to complete your order.
In general, you will need the following to complete order:
- Base Cabinets
- Wall Cabinets
- Pantry Cabinets
- Oven Cabinets
- Vanity Cabinets
- Skin Panels
- Crown Molding
- Toe Kicks
- Scribe Molding
- Corner Scribe Molding
When designing your kitchen, the standard allowance for backsplash space is 16”h to 18”h minimum.
Walk space between cabinets and islands should be 40” clear which will be 36” inch when the counter is added.
Wall cabinets will drop 1” from the ceiling for small crown molding and 2 ½” for large crown molding.
All cabinets will require assembly during install.
Some cabinets will require finish panels for completion, please check the Specifications for details.
Base cabinets come in widths from 9” to 36”
They will be offered in standard base with drawer on top and door below, sink bases, lazy susan, blind corner base, or drawer base that has 3 drawers.
We also have 15”w trash pull-out cabinets, Diagonal end, and open shelf end cabinets.
Wall Cabinets are offered 30”h, 36”h, and 42”h in widths from 9” to 36”
You can add glass doors for selected cabinets.
Special wall cabinets will include Microwave, Wine, Diagonal Ends, and Open Shelf Ends.
There are two types of pantry cabinets offered based on the cabinet collection you choose. One type of pantry cabinet consists of two cabinets stacked. The bottom cabinet is 54”h and the top cabinet will be 30” h, 36”h, or 42”h. It is possible during install to trim the bottom of the toe kick to make slight adjustments for ceiling height. It is also possible to modify the interior during the cabinet assembly and install to accommodate your specific needs. The second type of pantry cabinet is pre-made as a single unit and offered in different heights and widths. These will be offered according to the cabinet collection you choose.
There are two types of oven cabinets. One type oven cabinet is created by stacking oven base cabinet, appliance and upper cabinets between two vertical 24” x 96” x 1” Refrigerator/Oven panels. The total of all these units cannot exceed your upper cabinet or ceiling height whichever applies to your design. The second type is pre-made in different heights, widths and offers double or single oven installation. You will have a choice based on the cabinet collection you choose.
Vanity cabinets are shorter and less deep than standard kitchen cabinets. Vanity Door Cabinets come in standard widths of 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 60”, and 72” and are open in the back to allow plumbing access. Drawer vanities standard widths are 12”, 15”, 18”. For available sizes associated with a certain cabinet style, reference the “Bathroom Vanities” tab on each specific cabinet style.
Skin panels are used on various cabinet styles. You would have to reference the cabinet style “SPECS” tab to verify if skin panels are needed. These panels must be used to cover the raw wood box for a finished look. You will see these offered for the base, wall (in different heights), pantry and island type to cover the exposed sides or island backs.
If you are installing crown molding allow 1” to 2 1/2” drop from the ceiling with your wall cabinets.
You will have a choice of either small crown molding or large crown moldings. Both these sizes will be offered in different looks.
Crown Moldings come in 96” lengths and will need to be cut to fit during install.
The crown moldings will attach to the top of the cabinet with approx ½” overlap.
The toe kick is a piece 4 ½”h x 96 x ¼” that is used to cover the vertical joints at the base of all the cabinets and complete the color finish. These can be cut to size during install and is generally one of the last pieces installed.
Scribe molding is a finished molding that is 3/4” x 96” x 1/4” where one side is tapered to a point. This molding is often used to cover seams and attached to the back of the cabinet covering the side of the cabinet and the adjoining wall.
Corner scribe moldings 1” x 1” x 96” are corner moldings usually used on island base cabinets installed vertically along the outside edge to have a finished look on the corner. Some cabinets will require finish panels for completion, reference “SPECS” tab for each individual style to verify if finish panels are required.