I partnered with Best Online Cabinets and am sharing how we added storage and more functionality to our home office using RTA (ready-to-assemble) cabinets.
We used RTA cabinets in our kitchen remodel, and we like them because you can receive quality cabinets at a less expensive price since they require assembly.
I share the first phase of our home office in this post, and I am so excited to share phase two of the COMPLETED home office!
This home office will be mine during the day and my husband will be able to use it evenings and weekends. We wanted a long desk in the back for my desktop computer and decided to add a wet bar as well.
The designers at Best Online Cabinets created a rendering for us:
After seeing the rendering (which was so helpful), we were excited and ready to move forward with our cabinets!
Once the cabinet plan was determined, the order was placed. Soon after, our cabinets arrived. Unfortunately we had to ship them back because the wrong cabinets were delivered. We shipped those cabinets back, and they quickly sent the correct cabinets.
We selected Driftwood Grey Cabinets, and they are made by InnoCraft and exclusive to Best Online Cabinets.
Since we have (successfully) attempted RTA cabinets before, we were ready for the challenge. However, these cabinets came with no instructions or online tutorials. We were lucky we had assembled RTA cabinets before.
Here’s a little video of me assembling a simple top cabinet:
When assembling RTA cabinets, here are a few helpful hints:
Use Wood Glue.
The cabinets won’t come with wood glue, but we suggest using wood glue to reinforce the base of the cabinet.
Some of our cabinets came with brackets but some didn’t. We bought additional L brackets and uses them for additional reinforcement on all our cabinets.
Use a Cordless Screwdriver.
You don’t want to risk stripping the screws, so opt for a cordless screwdriver over an electric drill.
Watch Cabinet Assembly Videos.
Although some RTA cabinets come with detailed instructions, not all do. Search for cabinet assembly videos for additional help.
Assemble on a flat Surface.
Don’t try to assemble cabinets on carpet – it is important that the cabinets are square.
Assemble Similar Cabinets at Once.
Save time by assembling similar cabinets together. Assemble all the top cabinets and then the base cabinets. Save the harder cabinets (like drawer and lazy Susans) for last as you build up your expertise and confidence.
RTA cabinets require some time and energy, but the results can be beautiful. We love all the storage they provide in our home office.
We used butcher block for the counters, and I love the contrast between the lighter counters and the darker cabinets.
The base cabinets allow for a workspace and a place for my desktop (I use the desk chair and raise the height work at the counter).
We added a little mini bar to the corner of the room – complete with sink and fridge!
We love the addition of the cabinets and all the beauty and functionality they bring to our home office!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Best Online Cabinets. All opinions are 100% mine.