If you’re a realtor advising a client on how best to sell his house, a builder trying to decide how to allocate your budget, or work in the many other professions that advise investors or homeowners how to add value to their homes, you’ll see the most value for your investment if you focus on kitchen upgrades.
The kitchen is the room that typically gets the most use and where people spend much of their time, so a renovation or remodel can make a huge impact.
The 2019 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the National Association of Realtors listed kitchen renovation as the project most likely to help with resale. Even if it’s only a minor renovation, a kitchen upgrade can be a major factor in closing a sale. And for those consumers who’ve chosen to stay put in their current homes, a kitchen remodel is often one of the top projects they put on their wish lists.
Changing out new cabinets for outdated ones can transform a kitchen, but aside from countertops, cabinets are often the most costly part of a kitchen renovation. Is it possible to turn out a beautiful room with quality cabinets while also saving time and money? The answer is “yes” if you purchase ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets rather than rely on pre-assembled ones.
1. Self-Assembled Cabinets Offer Quality and Affordability
You don’t have to order high-priced custom cabinetry to get quality materials and workmanship. Most RTA cabinets are constructed from hardwood and plywood, just like what expensive custom companies use. But the reason RTA cabinetry is so much more affordable is because it can be efficiently mass-produced, there are no manufacturer labor fees factored in, and they cost much less to ship.
And while some pre-assembled cabinetry may be less expensive, the materials – like particleboard and thin veneers – are inferior to those used to make RTA cabinets.
2. There’s Less Risk of Damage with Ready-to-Assemble Cabinetry
Whether you order custom made cabinets or decide on a pre-assembled brand, there’s going to be a greater risk of damaging the fully assembled product during shipping. Shippers often do not use the proper care required when transporting big boxes of finished furniture (including cabinetry), and it’s not unusual for the products to arrive with nicks or even gashes.
You can usually hold the freight company accountable, but that’s not always the case. And even if they do offer a full refund, you’ll have to wait for the cabinets to be re-shipped or re-assembled. That’s a lot of time lost.
RTA cabinets for self-assembly are shipped in a flat box – which not only equates to a lower freight cost but also means that handling will be easier. There’s much less risk of damage when shipping a flat pack.
3. There’s No “Waiting Period” with Ready-To-Assemble Cabinets
If you or your client is anxious to complete the kitchen project, your best bet for a short timeline is to use RTA cabinets versus those that are custom made. It can often take months for custom cabinetry to be completed – and that goes for small replacement parts as well.
Cabinets for self-assembly are always in stock and ship quickly. And, as mentioned earlier, the freight costs for RTA will be measurably lower than what it will cost to ship pre-assembled cabinets.
4. Self-Assembly Allows For Greater Flexibility and Customization on a Budget
Who says you can’t have custom cabinetry if you go with a ready-to-assemble option? With RTA cabinets, you can choose exactly what you need to create exactly what your customer desires at a much lower cost than ordering assembled products from a high-quality source.
High-Quality, Ready-To-Assemble Wholesale Cabinetry
National K&B Cabinetry is your source for superior quality cabinets at an affordable price. As cabinet wholesalers, we understand that our trade customers must deliver excellent workmanship and high value to their clients. Stop by our 30,000 square-foot cabinet wholesale showroom to see our wide array of all-wood maple cabinets in a variety of colors and styles.
When it comes to kitchen cabinetry and bathroom cabinets, National K&B Cabinetry delivers great products, prices, and service. Call us at (737) 777-0555 for more information.