RTA cabinets are a great way to save money on your next kitchen or bath remodel. They offer great value, quick turn around time, and rich features that can rival what you might find in a semi custom line costing twice as much. However, before you set your sights on imported RTA cabinets, its important that you realize what you are getting. There are several different construction methods and vast differences in finish and wood quality, overall selection and more. While you might find you can save some money, you may also find that the sacrifices you need to make may not be worth it.
If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of ideas for what you’d like to see in your own kitchen. If you’re on the fence about whether to move forward with your kitchen remodel idea, here are seven great reasons to feel good about your plans! Olde Cashmere, One of the good things about idling hubs is you go back and look at them and see you have missed some visits from friends. Thanks for visiting.
How proud was I! For the total cost of about $30, I got a medicine cabinet that looks and feels like brand new. The very best part of this do-it-yourself project is that there is one less medicine cabinet taking up space in a landfill. Bathroom designs for small spaces might take some imagination however they can be a lot of enjoyable. You may have to make some sacrifices if you are on an extremely tight budget.
Floors: I know you can’t see them in this pic, but we went to Lumber Liquidators and bought unfinished pine, they are 4 or 5 inch wide planks. They only cost $1.16 sq ft! That is cheaper than most laminate! BUT, you have to sand them, and stain them. If you do it yourself…which is NOT hard, it saves a LOT of money! The glass cabinet pulls were original. But, you can find reproductions in this style at many hardware stores, or through Rejuvenation Hardware.
We were very blessed to have the help of a friend, who is a professional. But you can rent a tile cutter and do it yourself too. For the walls and shower, in order to keep with the retro theme (and to keep cost down) we went with inexpensive subway tiles. The beveled edges on this particular tile gave it a decorative flair. We also built a little cubby above the shower and put baskets in the cubby. You would not believe how much baskets can hold. We need all the extra storage we can get in this old house.