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FTC Examines Online Lead Generation

FTC Examines Online Lead Generation, Unlawful Activities Examined

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a workshop on October 30, 2015, to explore the growing use of online lead generation.

The FTC is seeking research and recommendations for discussion topics, and requests for panelists in advance of the workshop.

Among the relevant top topics is “What types of lead generation conduct may be unlawful under the FTC Act’s prohibition against unfair or deceptive practices?”

Write directly to the FTC as instructed on their website to be heard BEFORE the event (only if you can do so before the August 25th 2015 deadline)
This issue is lengthy since first contractors need to understand what is the problem, and then, what they can do to fix the problem

I will add subsequent replies to allow someone to easily follow the issue, and here is your chance to have the FTC hear directly from you.

There are many ways you can ensure the FTC is able to hear you, in sequential order:
1. Write directly to the FTC as instructed on their website to be heard BEFORE the event (only if you can do so before the August 25th 2015 deadline)
2. Write directly to the FTC for general comments to stay active AFTER the event (but up to the December 20th 2015 deadline)
comment from Granger:

Aside from unlawful methods of lead capture, please consider….

As a Realtor, My success often hinges on online lead generation. I believe the average consumer is not so bothered by immediate and short term responses to a lead generation system. However, consumers are much more annoyed by the relentless “follow ups” that seem to go on for months and even years. Please consider further discussions on the ethical time limits on which a marketer can use the consumer’s information. There should be a clear definition between response to an inquiry and a continued campaign of spam!
Thank You

RTA Cabinets and the Cabinet Selection Process

RTA Cabinets and the Cabinet Selection Process.

Some say they’re the rave of the moment, others marvel at the beauty and splendor they command. But on whatever side of the divide you belong, RTA kitchen cabinets surely possess a true value when it comes to modern day kitchen cabinetry.
They come in diverse shapes, both in beauty and alluring profiles, every great style found in any modern kitchen decor you can think of.
The RTA kitchen cabinet is a fashionable way for homeowners to invigorate their kitchen designs. It offers a semi-custom-look that you’ve always craved for in time past.
These modern day cabinets are made from high quality woods like birch, oak and maple with top quality specifications that will fit in well with the scheme of things when it comes to your kitchen decor.
For kitchen remodels, one of the critical issues is the kitchen cabinets; even when proper homework has been done to ascertain how you want to go about it, you will still juggle between different colors and designs, and also costs.
But not to worry, RTA kitchen cabinets are separate from traditional cabinetry, which put in your hands a great way to reduce cost, while quality is not thrown out of the window.
Your kitchen designs wouldn’t be complete without these beautiful kitchen cabinets. They offer homeowners a cost -effective approach when it comes to kitchen remodels.
What are RTA kitchen cabinets?
RTA is an acronym for Ready-to-Assemble.RTA kitchen cabinets are Do-it-Yourself type of cabinets that require you to assemble and install various components together to arrive at cabinets of the finest quality. Technicalities like drilling, cutting to size and applying the right finishes are already done for you.
The notion that RTA kitchen cabinets were specifically made for low-income earners have all gone down the drain, as everybody is getting their fair share out of it.
Why RTA kitchen cabinets?
Elimination of labor cost
Before now, to get a high quality kitchen cabinet design that suits your taste, labor cost will always be an issue. But with RTA kitchen cabinets, labor cost is eliminated in the sense that you can practically manufacture the cabinet yourself.
They’ve gained popularity over the years as a cost-effective approach for kitchen remodels, and as such are now widely available. Just by the flick of your fingers, you can shop for these products online and have them delivered to your doorstep at in a few days at a fraction of the cost of most retailers.
High competition
Because of the competitive nature of this market, customers are offered additional perks to win consumers over. Some customers are offered free samples to influence their purchasing decisions.
Improved quality
Customers will always desire highest quality for any cash spent. The improvements in kitchen design technology which RTA cabinets bring to the table are phenomena. From the quality of materials they’re made from, to the easy-to-assemble feature, all of these have made customers flock to these cabinetries.

Designs of RTA cabinets
Winsor maple furnish
This is ideal for customarily adorned houses. They’re accompanied by a semi-gloss glaze, with a characteristic wood color and are done with extraordinary designs.
Ginger maple finish
This is of exceptional quality in the RTA industry that is favored by many. These types of RTA cabinets have an extraordinary look for whatever kitchen design you opt for. Robust plywood sides are utilized to make it rigid, which gives your kitchen remodels a bit of solidity.
Some extra peculiarities that you can discover in Ginger maple finish are epoxy drawer shoes, raised panel doors and roman arch cabinet doors.
Cherry Ville cabinets
All entryways and face casing of Cherryville RTA cabinets are made of robust maple wood with sparkling cherry finish that make any visitor fall in love with your kitchen decor. Some added features include robust plywood sides, mount plywood sides, and mount drawer sides.
Sunset maple
This is a more rich expansion of oak and Ginger maple. These cabinets posses a gleaming rich shades, which adds simplicity to that kitchen design of your choice.
All doors are made of robust maple with four shipped sides; it has drawer sides, plywood cabinet
Autumn shake line
Autumn shaker brings an extremely remarkable new look. These cabinets are ideal for rebuilding a cutting–edge and contemporary kitchen.

Choosing the right cabinet colors
When it is time to replace those old kitchen decors with entirely new kitchen designs, cabinet choices hinge on not only the look and style of the cabinet, but also the color. It is vital to give some inclination to kitchen cabinet color choices before you begin the process of purchase. So, for your kitchen design to come out just the way you like it, ensure you choose colors that work best with different look.
White cabinets defy time in their appeal. They look good in stark, modern kitchens, but also are convenient at home in a farmhouse style room. White cabinets can become quite dirty easily, but they are also easy to clean if the material from which they made from is durable. With several different white cabinets available, it is critical to look at the style and finish of the cabinet door. Hard Lines and a flat surface is more modern, while a slightly antiqued finish on a kitchen cabinet door with a raised panel is more in line with a country kitchen.

Rather unusual than white, yellow cabinets are perfect to brighten up dark rooms. They help kitchens that do not receive a great deal of light look brighter. Yellow should be used occasionally though, because it is not a color that has the timeless look of a more neutral shade. Pale yellow is preferable over a bright yellow, but even pale yellows can quickly become outdated in no time.

Red cabinets are common and well suited for any kitchen design; Usually used in modern kitchen decors, red cabinets are often constructed of metal or laminate. Unless they are hand-painted, it will be difficult to find solid wood cabinets in shades of red. Although unusual, red is a color that can work over an extended period by changing the other decors and accessories in the kitchen.
Wood Grain
Without a doubt, the most popular colors for RTA kitchen cabinets are depended on wood grains. The dark cherry finishes or light maple looks are some of the most demanded and best-selling kinds of cabinets available. They are versatile and timeless. One of the great benefits of pitching with a wood grain is that the entirety of the kitchen could be designed around them without fear of clashing colors or mismatched decors. A medium tone wood is perfect for entirely all kitchen themes and counter tops. Wood is also very easy to update with new cabinet hardware. Most RTA kitchen cabinets that are on sale in home improvement stores feature a wood grain look or are manufactured from solid wood.
If you are thinking of re-selling your home within a few years of the kitchen remodel, choose a cabinet color and style that will express many different tastes. While you may be in love with your yellow cabinets, a prospective home buyer may just dislike the sight of them. A timeless kitchen look is characterized by materials in colors that look real good when used in pretty much any theme.
Traditional cabinetries are heading for the rocks, paving way for the rave of the moment, and if you’re not exploiting the benefits that come with it, then you’ve to think again.

Creative Use of RTA Base Cabinets

base flip

Just a quick tip on how to get more function and more usable space out of your RTA Cabinets.  This discussion is about your sink base cabinet. The sink base typically has a false drawer front rather than a working top drawer as the installed sink will leave no room for a sliding drawer box.  Many of the home stores sell aftermarket hardware that allows the sink front to “tilt out” so you can store small items behind the false drawer front.  A better solution is a bottom drawer cabinet.

Most custom and semi custom cabinet shops are more than happy to build this base cabinet configuration …. for a price …. however I have not seen any rta cabinet lines offering such a cabinet. Fortunately for the consumer, its quite easy for a handy person to take a standard unassembled rta base cabinet and convert it to a bottom drawer sink base.

base cabinet for sink

how to make a better sink base using a standard base cabinet

The process is simple if done during assembly. The drawer guides will need to be repositioned where they attach to the back panel and the floor panel will need to be raised so that it sits just above the drawer.  You may need to install cleat stock on the cabinet’s  interior perimeter so the floor panel is nice and sturdy.  One word of caution: make sure the plumbing supply lines and drain are well clear of your working drawer… especially the extra depth for the pea trap!

Rather than a sink base cabinet with full height doors or a space wasting false drawer front, I always suggest a standard base cabinet with a flipped frame. Easy and functional…works for cook-tops as well.  If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.  ADI Supply 386-761-4946

by Granger Davis

Bottom Drawer Sink Base

Bottom Drawer Sink Base

RTA Vanity Sink Base

RTA Vanity Sink Base