4 Sources For Modern Style RTA Kitchen Cabinets

  • 01 of 05

    4 Sources For Modern Style RTA Kitchen Cabinets

    Modern Kitchen with Slab Cabinet Doors 533766531
    Modern Kitchen with Slab Cabinet Doors. Getty / Camilo Morales

    When shopping ready to assemble (RTA) cabinets, it is easy enough to find classically-styled cabinets.

    Going under names such as Sienna Rope and Traditional Country Oak, RTA cabinets are positively overflowing with arches and fancy bevels and antique glazes and other gimmicks.j

    Few Slabs To Be Had

    But where can you find a sleek, smooth, featureless modern cabinet that you can assemble yourself?  As it turns out, it's not that easy.  

    At most, RTA companies have frameless cabinet boxes and one...MORE slab door and drawer, these being the true definition of a modern cabinet.  

    Even big-time suppliers like Kitchen Cabinet Kings carry exactly zero slab cabinets.

    All RTA companies have a few Shaker door and drawer panels which, in a pinch, may be interpreted as "modern" due to their clean lines.

    Your Choices

    1. 27estore:  Your best bet is 27estore.com, the only RTA company to offer exclusively eurostyle slab cabinets.  
    2. IKEA:  Second is that old standby, IKEA.  If you have fallen out of love with IKEA but want contemporary style flat-front cabinets, you had better start loving IKEA all over again. 
    3. Home Depot:  Surprise!  The big orange box offers frameless melamine-and-MDF slab door cabinets, and shipping is free. 
    4. Glenn Rogers:  Rogers is the self-styled Cabinet Broker.  He always tends to carry a couple of slabs.
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  • 02 of 05

    27estore:  Modern, Euro-Style RTA Cabinets All The Time

    Canaletto Rift Cut Cabinets - 27estore
    Canaletto Rift Cut Cabinets - 27estore. © 27estore

    27estore is one of the more prominent--and mysterious--online suppliers of modern, Euro-style RTA cabinets.

    Modern is their business, whether it's wall and base cabinets or wall panels.  

    Not much is known about the company, other than that they operate out of Las Vegas, NV and that they have been in business for at least 4 years.  

    Contact:  27estore.com

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  • 03 of 05

    IKEA:  Modern Slab Right Down The Street From You

    IKEA SEKTION Kitchen Cabinets
    IKEA SEKTION Kitchen Cabinets. © IKEA

    Love it or hate it, IKEA is your most dependable source for modern-style kitchen cabinets.  And because it is a brick-and-mortar store (they also do sell online), you can pick up your purchase in person and save money on shipping.

    IKEA's longstanding AKURUM cabinet system was discontinued in 2015 and replaced with a slightly easier to understand system called SEKTION.  


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  • 04 of 05

    Home Depot:  Slab Front Eurostyle Cabinets in MDF and Melamine

    Home Depot Eurostyle Brand Cabinets
    Home Depot Eurostyle Brand Cabinets. © Home Depot

    Home Depot's website is one of the best-kept secrets of the Internet.  Due to its free shipping policy for most big-ticket items, Home Depot is a viable option for big stuff like RTA kitchen cabinets.  It's almost like having Amazon Prime, without paying for Prime. 

    Home Depot's eurostyle cabinet brand is called Eurostyle.  This is a flat-front, slab product, all melamine and MDF, which means that it is no worse than 75% of IKEA's kitchen cabinets if "real wood" is of a...MORE concern to you.

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  • 05 of 05

    Glenn Rogers:  Another Source For Slab Front Cabinets

    Bamboo Slab Front Kitchen Base Cabinet Door
    Bamboo Slab Front Kitchen Base Cabinet Door. © Glenn Rogers, Cabinet Broker

    Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Glenn Rogers calls himself The Cabinet Broker.  His no-nonsense website always advertises at least a couple of slab, flat-panel modern-style cabinets, such as this pictured bamboo door.  

    Contact:  Glenn Rogers, The Cabinet Broker