RTA Cabinets vs. Traditional Custom Made Cabinets
Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2014
RTA cabinets is the new kid on the block in the home remodeling industry and it has been gradually getting popular over the recent years. What are RTA cabinets? "RTA" cabinets are cabinets that are sold "ready-to-assemble" straight out of the box. They were originally created to satisfy consumers who are on a budget and are looking for affordable options.
Why do consumers choose to purchase Ready-to-Assemble cabinets? What is the benefit of purchasing RTA cabinets compared to the traditional custom made cabinets? Is there a particular reason for the increase of RTA cabinets on demand?
There are a few reasons why consumers choose RTA cabinets over traditional custom made cabinets. Cost plays a huge part in many consumers' purchasing decisions. On average, RTA cabinets cost around 20 to 30 percent of the traditional custom cabinets' market price. A majority of RTA cabinets are produced overseas and companies benefit from their cheaper labor. Because RTA cabinets are stocked in knock-down compact boxes, they also occupy less storage space in warehouses, which lowers their operational and shipping costs.
Another reason for the gradual increase in sales of RTA cabinets is quality improvement. Most RTA cabinets today are made with solid wood doors and frames, raised solid wood and center panels, as well as solid wood drawer box. They can also be modified by adding optional dove tail detail, plywood body box, and soft-closing drawer slides and door hinges. However, modifications are optional upon the consumer's request and can prudentially increase the price of the cabinets.
For instance, if custom made cabinets and RTA cabinets of the same quality are compared side by side, the cost of local custom made cabinets will be reasonably higher, given that the cabinets were made in a high-cost local facility, which also includes high-cost labor. Regardless of how costly local custom made cabinets can become, it has its own perks. The consumer will have a wide array of upgradeable options to choose from, including door styles, color finish, and available hardware functionality.
The choices for traditional custom cabinets are practically endless, while the quality of RTA cabinets vary depending on the company or manufacturer who imports the cabinets. How they design their RTA cabinets and manage their mass production also plays a major part. Since the cabinets are produced overseas, quality and functionality of hardware used in the cabinets could vary.
The lead time from the time of purchase to the delivery of cabinets is another reason RTA cabinets are currently thriving in the home improvement industry. Based on the United States' nationwide shipping time frame, the average RTA cabinet company can deliver the cabinets between 10-15 days from the time the order is placed, while the traditional custom made cabinets’ lead time is around 30-45 days.
The reason why RTA cabinet companies can provide their products in such a short time frame is mainly because of product availability. RTA cabinet companies stock their cabinets in a U.S. based warehouse and they are ready to be shipped. Since they are stored in knock-down compact boxes, shipping or pick up will be much quicker than those of the traditional custom built cabinets, which then have to be designed from scratch and assembled after the order is placed. In short, the whole production process will take much longer than the RTA cabinets that are already in stock and ready to be shipped.
Both RTA cabinets and traditional custom made cabinets have their pros and cons. How to choose the right cabinets for a home improvement project is always the debate in a consumer’s mind. CabinetDIY, as an RTA cabinets wholesaler, hopes to open the discussion on the possible growth of RTA kitchen cabinets in the vast home improvement industry.
As a leading Ready to Assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets supplier, CabinetDIY always keeps their warehouse fully stocked. CabinetDIY also carries matching vanity cabinets for bathroom projects. CabinetDIY provides efficient service to their customers and lead time ranges from about 2-3 weeks. All cabinets are shipped door-to-door, with an option to be shipped as pre-assembled or "non-assembled." Free nationwide shipping is also offered on orders greater than $1,800.
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