HISTORY OF SHAKER CABINETS
The original name “Shaker” dates all the way back to the 1700’s when a religious sect called the Shakers split from the Quakers. Shakers were very industrious and quickly became known for making quality furniture and cabinets.
In keeping with the spirit of the simple Shaker lifestyle, Shaker furniture and craftsmanship if distinguished by functionality and simplicity.
WHAT ARE SHAKER STYLE CABINETS?
A shaker door is comprised of four rails and a flat center panel, which distinguishes it from a raised panel door. The hallmark feature is the recessed panel which adds some visual interest to an otherwise ornament-free design. They are also distinguished by an overall sleek appearance.
ARE SHAKER DOORS POPULAR?
Shaker kitchen cabinets still dominate kitchen design 250 years after being created. Shaker cabinets enjoy continued and growing popularity because it is so easily integrated into a variety of different kitchen styles. It can show the unique taste of a home without overwhelming the space and can pair well with a statement countertop or other bold design choices.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF SHAKER CABINETS?
Shaker cabinets come in a variety of styles while still maintaining the basic design of the classic shaker door. Combining the minimalist look with a touch of elegance, some shaker style cabinets include beadboard or decorative edging within the stiles and rails of the door. These more detailed shaker cabinets are transformed in style, lending themselves to compliment a range of kitchen designs.
CAN YOU GET SHAKER STYLE CABINETS IN DIFFERENT COLORS?
Yes, you can choose any color or combination of colors for shaker cabinets. Although white is still the most popular color for a shaker door, bolder colors such as dark blues, teals and a variety of greys are finding their way into homes often as the base for a two-toned kitchen or to highlight an island or pantry wall.
WHAT ARE UNIQUE WAYS TO USE SHAKER CABINETS IN YOUR KITCHEN?
Glass with two-toned color scheme. A two-toned kitchen is visually appealing. Use a vibrant color on the bottom cabinets that goes well with white, as you will want to white to be the other color in the two-tone theme. Try sticking with neutral color for the bottom cabinets or a deep shade of blue. For the white shaker cabinets on top, consider using glass shaker doors which allow you to keep the shaker style while showing off your beautiful dishes.
Traditional Kitchen Style
Shaker cabinets look amazing in a traditional kitchen. Shaker cabinets add a clean look to a traditional design. Consider painting them a farmhouse color. Install antique hardware for the final touch.
Modern Kitchen Style
Shaker cabinets can work well with modern kitchen design because of their clean-cut features. Choose neutral colors such as white, gray, navy or black.
Use with Rustic Shelving
When using shaker cabinets, consider incorporating some rustic shelving into the design. Keep the shaker cabinets for the bottom and paint them white or another neutral color.
Contemporary Kitchen Style
The best thing about shaker style cabinets is that you can use them as inspiration and then get creative with it! Consider painting your bottom cabinets white and the top cabinets a bold and vibrant color.
Are there any problems with Shaker-style cabinets?
Generally, there are no problems with shaker style cabinets if they are properly made with quality materials.
Are Shaker cabinets cost effective?
Shaker cabinets are very cost effective. The price is based on the size of the kitchen and the type of wood used. High quality wood (such as maple, oak or poplar) is recommended as it will last for decades and withstand scratches, bumps and knocks.
Shaker cabinets are beautiful, highly durable, cost effective and versatile. The simple, yet elegant designs appeal to a wide variety of homeowners, improve the homes resale value.