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By Ream Kitchen Designers
11-01-18

What is a Shaker Kitchen?

The Ream Kitchen Designers answer your questions on What is a Shaker? Everything You Need To Know About The Shaker Kitchen is answered

From contemporary to classic looks the “Shaker” recessed panel kitchen cabinet style has stood the test of time.  It is no surprise that you have most likely heard of this recessed panel cabinetry profile and have a few questions about it. At Ream, the Kitchen Designers help to answer them for you: from what a shaker kitchen actually is to colour schemes and costs.

What is a shaker kitchen?
The Shaker kitchen style was founded in the late 1700’s by a family who believed that every object within the house must have a function. The Shaker cabinet has a square frame and panel profile. The panel can be split into one or more sections by using pieces know as mid-rails. The quality of the timber and functionality of the cabinetry is the essence of a Shaker Kitchen.

What is a shaker kitchen style?
Shaker kitchens is based on an uncluttered and orderly approach. Shaker cabinetry doors work in both a classic, country style kitchen as well as a modern, contemporary kitchen setting. The recessed panels are either bevelled or plain to create a certain style quite simple with an open plan style design. The Shaker kitchen is uncluttered and colour schemes are limited so the kitchen remains sleek and stylish. Many adopt an island within the centre of the room which allows full access to appliances or even seating areas. The painted finish give a contemporary style.

What colour is a shaker kitchen?
The colours for a shaker kitchen today come in a large selection of colours from White, Ivory, Blues and wooden grain textures. Adopting a classic palette like this allows you to design a bespoke kitchen that compliments the rest of your home beautifully.

What is a Shaker kitchen cabinet?
As mentioned previously, shaker furniture is all about functionality and serving a purpose. The cabinet is no exception; the wood is usually cherry tree or maple. Of course if this does not suit the style of your home you can always opt for different woodwork. White and cream wooden cabinets work just as well to mix style with practicality.

Can you paint a shaker kitchen?
You can most certainly paint a shaker kitchen and the designers at Ream can guide you on how you may want to design and style your new kitchen. Available from gloss to woodgrain to painted, there is an option for your lifestyle and preferred look. Matte paint also adds to the authenticity of this kitchen style.

How much does a shaker kitchen cost?
How much a shaker kitchen costs will always depend on your requirements, needs and most importantly: your budget. We’ve written a whole post about how much a brand new kitchen
can cost and you can read it here. There’s a lot to think about when budgeting for a new kitchen from supplier costs to fitting and buying materials. For a quote that is fully inclusive,
you can rely on Ream.

If you’d like to receive a quote or perhaps more information and the service we provide, simply contact a designer or visit one of our showrooms.

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