Shaker cabinets are a popular kind of cabinet that has the ability to perfectly blend with transitional, contemporary, and traditional designs. They are known for their timeless style and usually defined by five-piece doors with a flat recessed center panel and without bevel on the frame. The construction of a shaker cabinet is simple with a classic, clean look while some can have decorative edge detailing. Shaker cabinets are often referred to as frame and panel or rail and style.
Originality of the Shaker Cabinet
The enduring shaker cabinet style was developed by a religious community known as the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing who are also referred to as shakers. Their values of utility, craftsmanship, and simplicity are reflected in the design of their architecture and furniture. It is worthy of note that the shaker was the first to incorporate built-in cabinetry in furniture designs and architecture on a wide scale.
The drawer fronts of a shaker cabinet come in different designs to add some touch of variety and style. Five-piece drawer fronts are popularly used for transitional kitchen designs, while slab drawer fronts are usually used for modern kitchen designs. Whichever one you decide to go for is a matter of preference and what you think will perfectly blend with your kitchen or room.
The five-piece doors may be a combination of simple slab drawer fronts or five-piece drawer fronts, and the doors and drawer fronts may be partial overlay, full-overlay, or inset. With shaker cabinets, there are several side to which the design may come depending on your taste and what you want and you can achieve this by engaging capable hands that we have at Bergen Cabinets & Countertops.
The use of Shaker kitchen cabinets in homes today is on the increase because of the classic and clean look that it gives to the home space. The most commonly adopted is the five-piece door with a recessed center panel without any additional edge detailing.
The concealed hinge inset cabinets gives a sleek look; a design in which recessed panels are used to add some touches of class and color to the whole design.
This is a perfect style that combines a minimalist look with a touch of elegance which includes decorative edging or breadboard within the rails of the door and the stiles. This type of shaker cabinet is transitional style in order to complement the range of kitchen designs.
Shaker cabinets come in different color that may include combination of paints and stains just to make it look more beautiful. Although, most come in color white, but can be in other colors depending on the color of the wall painting and other factors. Painted shaker cabinets offer a consistent, clean look and comes in attractive colors such as off-white, grey, and navy among others while stained shaker cabinets offer the opportunity to see the natural wood grains of the cabinet through the stain.