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RTA Kitchen Cabinets – The Good, Bad and Ugly

Many people are familiar with IKEA Furniture and similar “assembly required” home furnishing but, not everyone has heard of the RTA Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry. RTA Cabinets have been gaining popularity over the last few years mainly because they offer the three product attributes that today’s savvy consumer is looking for….price, quality and service.

  • Good: Prices of the rta cabinets are typically less than half of comparable domestic manufactured cabinets.
  • Good: Quality can be considered at the upper end of the scale with standards like plywood boxes (no particle board), solid wood face and door frames, premium finishes.
  • Good: You can expect short lead times when using rta cabinets. Rather than waiting for a local manufacturer to schedule your particular box configurations into their production schedules, the normal rta distributor will simply pull your pre-fabricated cabinets from the warehouse inventory and send the entire set directly to you via a LTL truck line so you can have cabinets in just a few days.
  • Good: Recent changes in the U.S. Import and Environmental Laws require thorough inspection and certification of the RTA Cabinets to insure safe and environmentally friendly products.
  • Bad: The most obvious draw back of the rta cabinets is that they require assembly. For maximum savings, most of our clients opt to assemble the cabinets themselves although most professional installers are glad to assemble. On average, it takes a screw driver and 10 to 15 minutes to assemble each cabinet.
  • Bad: Because rta cabinets are produced overseas and only warehoused locally, you may find limited offerings or restricted design-ability. Not every possible size, door profile or color will be available. Custom sizes or extra functionality will require quite a bit of carpentry work from the end user.
  • Ugly: The ugly part is that the domestic manufacturers are having trouble competing with these high quality but cheap cabinets. Many of the large manufacturers now buy components from the overseas fabricators but most of the custom cabinet makers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with this industry changing trend.

Overall, the rta cabinets are a growing trend simply because they give the kitchen remodel professional and the kitchen cabinet replacement DIYer a great deal. More cabinet for less money. Drastically cheaper, higher quality and much quicker than the home stores or your local cabinet shops. So if you’re looking for that dream kitchen, you should do yourself a favor and check out the RTA Cabinets.

Home Remodelling Family Rooms – Providing All the Comfort You Need

Planning to remodel your home? Do you want a living area that’s both comfortable and inviting to spend time with your family in? Although statistics show that baths and kitchens are higher in the priorities to home remodeling, this doesn’t mean that home remodeling family rooms isn’t as important.

The keywords in home remodeling family rooms are family rooms. Just as the name suggests, it’s a place where the family can spend quality-time together. Aside from respective bedrooms, this is the room where each member of the family spends the most time in. Family rooms are also the place where guests spend most of their time when visiting family members. That is why home remodeling family rooms is a good thing to consider when making your house feel much more like a home.

Home remodeling family rooms does not necessarily mean tearing the room apart but creating a more comfortable environment for the family. The room should be able to reflect aspects from each member of the family without making it look cluttered. Home remodeling family rooms can be as easy and simple as repainting a room, adding pictures of the family, moving or changing around furniture and adding some other furnishings. But home remodeling family rooms can also be as hard and time consuming as tearing down a wall to create a larger space and completely changing the feel of the room. Either way, a great thing to consider with home remodeling family rooms is the amount of comfort it provides the family. You can’t decide to remodel the room and have it be too loud in terms of color for the grandparents to not be comfortable in, or have it become not child friendly. Family rooms must be inviting to all members of the family, as well as guests of the family, and provide them with the utmost comfort. This means that choosing a new color for the walls, choosing the furniture and creating the overall feel for the room is crucial when making remodeling plans.

Despite the array of changes that can be brought upon in home remodeling family rooms, the main focus of the room must be unchanged and not be compromised. That focus, is of course, family. Not only is the amount of space in the room important but the amount of comfort it provides for everyone in the family is also just as significant, even perhaps the most important factor when deciding to remodel a family room.