RTA (Ready to Assemble) Cabinets

A convenient collection of TIPS and HELPFUL HINTS to help you select the right cabinetry for your new kitchen. Cabinets that fit your budget and your style.  Here you can easily narrow choices  and compare specs and pricing of only those items that interest you.
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In recent years, there has been a transformation in the Cabinet Industry.  Low cost,  high quality cabinets (RTAs)  and how to info via the internet are just a couple of the factors that have empowered Builders and DIYers to bypass the traditional kitchen remodel professional and create real value.  As home owners explore the cabinet choices available, they are often inundated with a plethora  of cabinet lingo and terms that may be unfamiliar.   Contemporary-modern-traditional? … Frameless or Face Framed? … Reversed Raised, Flat, Shaker? …mortised, glazed, mitered, Overlays, bump-ups/bump-outs, blinds, run-ret….. omg!

We hope you will take just a moment and get familiar with a few of the basic terms.

  1. Basic Cabinetry consist of lower (base cabinets) and upper (wall cabinets)
  2. Cabinet widths range from 9 to 36 inches wide (running in 3 inch increments)
  3. Standard base cabinets are all 34.5″ tall
  4. Standard wall cabinets are 30, 36 or 42″ tall
  5. Wall “Bridge” Cabinets are for over appliances (12, 15, 18 and 24 tall)
  6. Almost all wall cabinets are 12″ deep, bases are 24 deep



1) Wall Cabinets are listed with width first, then height. For example, if you see “W2430” this would describe a wall cabinet (upper) that is 24 inches wide, 30 inches high and 12 deep.

2) Since base cabinets are always 34.5 high, only the width is listed. B27 would be a base cabinet 27 inches wide, 34.5 inches tall and 24 inches deep.

3) There are many non standard cabinets called specialty cabinets. Pantry and Oven Cabinets (make up the tall cabinets) items like microwave boxes, plate racks, wine racks, deep walls, etc.

A word about kitchen designs.

Most Professional Kitchen Designers consider the way people move inside their kitchens. The rules of the  “work triangle” have evolved to give you a safe and efficient working space so when considering your layout, don’t get blinded by the sizzle. Try to picture your own traffic patterns and how your family uses this room.

Want a second opinion on your kitchen’s design, work flow, style, etc …. We’re here to help! 386-761-4946

A quick study and understanding of these pictures will propel you far beyond the average cabinet shopper.

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Solid wood door core vs veneered MDF

Our process can methodically guide you through cabinet function, prices, design layout,  door style, etc.  This “weeding out” process will save you time and aggravation  during your comparison shopping.

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Mortised vs miter cabinet door frame

A few minutes on this site and you’ll begin see what is valuable in kitchen function, what you need to get “that look” and what is just plain sales fluff.

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