A long time favourite in the kitchen world with certain variations having been around for many years. They rapidly became popular because of their ease of construction, traditionally made from Pine, Birch, Maple. Usually the easier obtained timbers.
The appeal for the modern home however are the clean simple lines and the rise in the trend towards minimalism in the home.
It is quite a versatile style and can be modified to suit, made with a flat drawer front, still looking uncluttered even on modern drawer packs with drawers stacked on top of one another.
The Markham shaker kitchen here on the left uses a wide frame to create a real statement.
The Markham shaker kitchen is also made to look like a real painted Oak door but is in fact a replica which is very cost effective. In fact even the most eagle eyed people would struggle to spot the difference between this and the real Oak, putting this within most peoples price range.
The Balmoral shaker kitchen uses the same type of material only in a narrower frame.
The shaker kitchens have that certain look that really seems to suit taller units as shown above in our Huntley painted shaker kitchen.
Painting the Oak lets the grain of the timber show through but then enables you to change to colour to match your home decor.
The look of the timber showing through also creates a real tactile feel to your kitchen that most people really admire.
Modern Shaker kitchen collections really do have something for everyone, many available in traditional oak colours or painted finishes. With solid oak or character oaks, or mix the two, showing painted and oak all tastefully mixed, the choice is yours. You can even mix colours as shown in the picture above.
Alternately it could be a slightly more complicated design by using a raised centre panel as shown in the picture on the left, the Maywell shaker kitchen shows this to great effect.
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It's all down to your own taste.
There has lately been a slight drift to adding minor flourishes by adding subtleties such as small bevels within the frame, wider frames, narrower frames you name it.
I think you will agree that in the shaker collection there really is something for everyone, we are able to also produce these in any colour you desire, in any style with any handle the choice is yours. We also create beautiful bespoke creations handmade and painted by ourselves in nay size, please visit our bespoke page.
But please get in contact if you have any questions or have a browse through our Shaker kitchen collection
Thank you Tony