Special Ideas Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Oct 5th

Shaker kitchen cabinets – comes from a social and religious movement that began in American colonies in 1770s Shakers lived in simple, efficient and self-sustaining communities, and houses built followed similar principles of simplicity and functionality. A focus on quality, housekeeping still makes popular shaker style kitchens for today.

Shaker White Kitchen Cabinets
Shaker White Kitchen Cabinets

Shaker kitchen cabinets work well when they are arranged in a design that simplifies traffic through kitchen and is compatible with a triangle of efficient work defined by National Association of Kitchen and Bath as border created when a straight line is drawn from sink to stove, from stove to refrigerator and refrigerator back to sink. Cabinets should make best possible use of wall space, and Central Island can add seats and economic support essential to effectiveness of Shaker kitchen work triangle.

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Shaker kitchen cabinets may have a natural wood finish or can be painted. Although Shaker style cabinets are made without beads, molding or other ornament, Shakers often chose to paint cabinets cream and still vibrant dark blue or deep red. Furniture Hardware Shaker kitchen should be functional, not flashy. Simple wooden knobs and handles turned or matte finish and brushed nickel support Shaker style, helping to create a clean, simple look that never goes out of style in kitchen metal.