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.
We went all over the place. London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, and just couldn’t find anything that we liked. But as soon as we walked into the Bower WIllis showroom and saw the Zebrano, we said “that’s it!” Angela and Jeremy understood what we wanted straight away.Mrs C, Stratford on Avon
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