HGTV Blog Post

Have you ever wondered what cabinets get used on your favorite HGTV Home Makeover shows?

We can answer that question because (humble-brag) we were the kitchen cabinet suppliers for for several of their shows…

I love that “reveal moment” on the show… when the remodel is complete… and the husband and wife are about to get their first look at their beautiful new kitchen.

What they see (and we all drool over in kitchen envy) are pre-finished, ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets…

…the kinds of cabinets iCabinets supplies nationwide.

What you may not know is the reason why RTA cabinets are the preferred choice for HGTV and DIY shows on TV (and probably for your kitchen renovation too).

Here are the 5 reasons Home Renovation Shows use RTA cabinets (#4 – Air Quality – is something really important to homeowners).


Everything’s Faster

Faster ordering, faster delivery, faster install, and a kitchen remodel that gets done 2-4 weeks faster.

This is the primary reason that TV shows pick pre-finished cabinets.

RTA cabinets are pre-made and ready to be shipped to your door in within 7-10 days of ordering, instead of 3-6 weeks for custom cabinets.

TV shows can’t wait… and neither should you!

Instead of delaying your project waiting for delivery, you can have your cabinets next week.

Forget something? Cabinet get damaged during construction? No problem. A replacement can be delivered in days instead of weeks.


Same Quality, Less Money

There was a time when pre-finished meant cheap flimsy particle board.

Think the cheap TV stand you got from Walmart for your first apartment or dorm room.

Now pre-finished and ready to assemble means quality.

…and it has made a luxury kitchen more affordable.

…and it costs 40%-60% less.

You’ve seen the shows. There is nothing that looks cheap or flimsy when the husband and wife see their new kitchen for the first time and start tearing up.

Maybe you felt that twinge of jealousy (I won’t judge). Wishing you could have a kitchen just like it.

Well, we can help make that happen.



Custom cabinets are beautiful. They can fit any space. They can be crafted and curved to any angle…

…but let’s be honest… most kitchens are standard sizes and shapes.

You don’t live in a Yurt or Hobbit home do you?

Then standard cabinet sizes will work for you, just like they work for every type of kitchen that you see on TV.

RTA cabinets come in so many sizes that they can easily accommodate most spaces.


Better Air Quality and Healthier Home

You probably already know that many of the home makeover tv shows are filmed in California.

What you might not know is that California has some of the strictest building standards in the nation (including indoor air quality).

The Old Way

The most toxic time during a kitchen remodel is when things are done the old way by staining/painting and sealing your cabinets in the home.

You can absolutely NOT live in the house when this happens.

If you are pregnant or have young kids, they should not be in the house for a couple weeks during this process.

That beautiful new kitchen that you are dying to see in color will leave you with a nose bleed and headache if you get too close when cabinets are getting painted and sealed.

The New Way

Your cabinets arrive. Get assembled and installed. And you never have to leave the home!

Not only can you see exactly how beautiful the new kitchen looks…

Not only can you move to the next stage of construction without delay…

…you can safely show your family and friends and know that your children can breathe clean air whether you are living there during the remodel or just checking out construction.

Our cabinets are CARB2 Compliant which is a strict California air quality requirement. It means you and your family don’t have to worry about toxic gasses coming from your wood.

You can just enjoy the home (and the air).


Know What the Finished Kitchen Will Look Like

Have you ever picked out a paint you loved… then realized it looked completely different when it was on the walls?

Have you ever made color selections and then had nightmares for weeks about none of the colors looking right together?

Prefinished cabinet door samples allow you to see exactly what the cabinets will look like with your countertop, backsplash, and flooring.

No guessing… no nightmares… no mistakes mixing the paint or stain wrong.

Make your design choices with confidence.

This is perfect for TV show designers who need colors to be right every time.