When you are planning your dream kitchen renovation project, the options are endless. A quick browse of Pinterest and Instagram will have you overwhelmed with ideas.
Before you get into specific paint colours and handle choices, it can be helpful to decide on an overall look and feel first. One style you may consider is a Shaker kitchen.
A Shaker kitchen is a distinctly minimal style that relies on clean lines and little to no decoration. Shaker kitchens are simple, timeless, unadorned and practical. They showcase high-quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship.
Who Were The Shakers?
Like all their crafts, Shaker kitchens prioritise simple yet practical design. The focus is on sleek, simplified design aspects and minimal unnecessary decoration.
Shaker-style cabinets tend to be made from high-quality wood, with dovetail joints. The original cabinets would be treated with oil to maintain the wood grain, but modern Shaker cabinets are often stained or painted. Traditionally pulls and hardware would have been made of matching wood, as metal would be seen as too elaborate, but as time has moved on you might want to complement your cabinets with a simple metal handle.
Why Are Shaker Kitchens So Popular?
The Shaker’s belief in simple, practical, and quality design is a notion that has stood the test of time. These traits are something we still prioritise today when designing kitchens for our customers. If you would like to begin designing the perfect Shaker kitchen for your home, just get in touch and our expert interior designers can help you.