Shaker kitchens are a popular choice of cabinet door and drawer design, characterised by their elegant simplicity with a flat centre panel recessed in a symmetrical, straight edged frame.
Traditionally, Shaker kitchens feature simple turned wooden button handles and are often made of hardwood painted in muted pastel colours of grey, green, cream or blue.
Shaker kitchens continue to be as popular today as they were in the 18th Century when the Shakers broke away from the American Quaker movement and came over to settle in England. Their worship style led them to favour simplicity and minimalism, and so the classic Shaker style kitchen was created.
Today’s shaker kitchen conforms to the simple design style and is still widely used in both modern and traditional homes. It’s elegant simplicity means that it will never go out of fashion.
For farmhouse kitchen styling, look at incorporating belfast sinks and open end shelves with wicker or fabric storage baskets and stoneware accessories into your kitchen design.
For people wanting to modernise the classic shaker style, the traditional button handles can be updated with a pull bar or cup handles. And for those who favour a sleeker handleless styling, we can use ‘push to open' catches or finger rail grooves in the cabinet to allow doors and drawers to be easily opened and closed without the need for handles. Bold, solid regency hues of moss green and deep blues are popular and look stunning with brass or copper taps and accents. Contrasting colours for the cabinets and doors can take this a step further to create a dramatic framed effect.
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Our kitchen design brochure includes a wealth of inspiration and ideas, with recent client projects and interviews, as well as a style guide and seven themed mood boards.
Bower Willis explained how they could move things around to work within what we had, rather than knock down walls to create more space. And they were right, we now have more space than ever.Mr F, Shipston on Stour
I love to cook, and Angela understands kitchens and designs from a cook's perspective. She’s also very good at understanding what people want from their kitchen. And having worked with her before, it would have been foolish to go anywhere else. It’s a cheerful room to work in, and very functional with everything easily at hand. It works!Mrs T, Wellesbourne
I feel that I’ve got a kitchen that’s been designed especially for me. Like the mirror splashback; I can be washing up and still see what’s going on around me and behind me in the garden. It’s not like standing facing a wall, you can still speak with people and you feel part of the room. When you’re sitting at the breakfast bar, the kitchen looks twice the size because you can see the reflection all the way back through to the garden. It’s really clever and there are fantastic pictures at different times of day. And it makes the room look huge. It’s very exciting.Hatton Park, Warwickshire