What is a Shaker Style Kitchen?
A Shaker-style kitchen seeks aesthetics that aren’t flashy and continues to be highly sought-after in a variety of designs. This is achieved with a ‘frame’ look on cabinets and cupboards (on walls and doors). This look is created by having a recessed panel in the centre.
The original Shaker design was created centuries ago by craftsmen in the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing. Their religious principles involved honesty, simplicity and utility – hence the modesty in their crafting style.
With more bells and whistles than a simple Shaker kitchen, Hamptons kitchens bring together a melee of clean lines, reflecting a coastal style with refined elegance. Providing a sense of comfort, function, and livability Hamptons-style kitchens are designed and built to last.
Key Features of Shaker Kitchen Cabinets and Cupboards
Developing a Shaker-style kitchen means incorporating a few simple features. The traditional key features of Shaker kitchen cabinets and cupboards include:
- Recessed panels
- Natural-coloured wood
Although the style traditionally involves dark wood, it’s evolving to include much brighter finishes as well. The Hamptons style kitchen is a great example of this. Hamptons kitchens are based on the classic Shaker aesthetics, but with a modern touch – usually a white finish.