Unlike large, assembled cabinets, a
“flat-pack” cabinet poses no difficulty
negotiating stairs, doorways, or
corners. The compact, stackable boxes
can be safely stored out of harm’s way
and assembled when ready, unlike preassembled
cabinets, which take up considerable
space and are at risk of damage
if you’re not immediately ready to
install them. Lower costs and shorter
lead times are further enticements to
assemble your own cabinets.
According to Kitchen & Bath Business
(www.kbbonline.com), consumers spent
$453.8 million on flat-pack, or RTA
(ready-to-assemble), cabinets last year.
It’s safe to assume that the majority of
those cabinets were sold to DIY homeowners
at the national giant home centers.
The RTA cabinets sold at those
outlets generally represent a barely
acceptable, entry-level product,