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By : Jessica Payne

You have heard about cheap kitchen cabinets or Rta kitchen cabinets and have come to the conclusion that this might be your only solution to getting your kitchen done. You have been thinking about it but the skepticism of having cheap kitchen cabinets leave you with that awful feeling in your gut. Before purchasing these cabinets there are a few things you should know.

Buying cheap kitchen cabinets can be a nightmare if you don't know what to look for. Affordability should in no way be a compromise for quality. Purchasing ready to assemble kitchen cabinetry can give you that inexpensive kitchen with a high end look but you must know what to look for. Here are 5 tips that will tell you that your cabinets fall in the higher end range of rta cabinetry.

Dove Tail Drawers

This joint technique ensures stability in the drawers making it resistant to being pulled apart. Also look out for solid wood drawer boxes.

Plywood Boxes construction

Keep an eye out for plywood boxes that are at least 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick with a cam locking or dovetailed system. This ensures durability. Some boxes however made from particle board and are stapled and glued. These are usually far less durable.


Drawer glides

Yes, there are well build cheap kitchen cabinets that come with under mount, full extension drawer glides with soft closing feature or offer them as an upgrade. These are features that were previously found only in custom and semi custom cabinetry.



Look for shelves with 3/4" plywood or plywood with wood veneer as these offer a much more sturdy support.


Most ready to assemble cabinets carry a warranty of one year. However, there are also instances where you might be able to find a 5 year warranty. Be sure to ask about return and cancellation policies before purchasing.

Finally you can spruce up the overall look of your kitchen by adding moldings, glass doors, corbels and other accessories depending on your budget. However, be aware that these can dramatically drive your price up. In some cases prices will also vary depending on wood specie and style.

In most cases you have the option of purchasing your cabinets either assembled or ready to assemble.

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