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What Is a Shaker Kitchen?

A shaker kitchen is a style of kitchen that was popular in the early 1900s. Though it has fallen out of favor, this style still has its own unique look and appeal. One common trait among Shaker kitchens is the lack of cabinetry on the walls, instead relying solely on shelving or drawers to hold items like pots and pans. This space-saving design also leaves more room for other things such as breakfast nooks or dining areas. If you're looking for an elegant yet simple kitchen design idea, then check out these seven reasons why a shaker style might be right for your home.


History of Shaker Kitchens


Shaker kitchens have been around since the early 1900s, but they are not as common now as they once were. This kitchen design was popular in America and England for a time before becoming obsolete during World War II. The name "shaker" originally referred to members of the American religious sect known as Shakers, who embraced simplicity in both their homes and furnishings. However, that is no longer how people typically use this term today. Most people simply refer to it as an old-fashioned style of design or furniture with clean lines without any adornments like molding or trim.


Benefits of Shaker Kitchens


A shaker kitchen can have a huge impact on the whole feel of your home, from adding to its ambience with style and elegance, to making it more functional for you. Not only this, but having one installed in your property will also be beneficial as they are known to be highly durable.


Shaker kitchens also come equipped with an array of high-quality features, such as smooth worktops and doors, which are still a popular choice today. As well as looking great in our contemporary homes, shaker kitchens will still be serving you for many years to come.

· Low maintenance

· budget friendly

· highly durable

· timeless look


Tips for Creating a Shaker Kitchen Design in Your Home


If you're considering incorporating a shaker style into your own home, here are some tips on how best to do it;


Keep your kitchen design clean and uncluttered by using only necessary furniture; don’t overcrowd the space with decorative items or unnecessary pieces of equipment. A shaker style is all about simplicity, so try to keep that in mind when you're designing your own home's kitchen.


Use contrasting colours for a brighter appearance. Painting your cabinets white while adding brightly hued countertops can draw attention to what you want people to notice most (your pretty new counters.). You could also paint walls or trim work one colour and then add contrast window treatments for another pop of bright colour as well. Different shades go great together too.


Draw inspiration from nature whether through natural elements like wood grain, natural stone, or even animal prints. This can help make your shaker kitchen feel like a place of peace and tranquility.


Shaker style kitchens typically have only one sink, so if yours is already in use then try adding items that are used less frequently somewhere else in the room instead (e.g., on top of the refrigerator). Suitable replacements might include corn cookers, bread makers, beverage coolers or anything that doesn't need to be right next to the stove most often.


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