Shaker kitchen cabinets are a popular style of cabinet doors, characterized by a five-piece door with a recessed center panel. Shaker cabinets can be clean and simple, as well as have decorative edge detailing. The drawer fronts of shaker cabinets can also differ. Slab drawer fronts are often selected for modern designs, while five-piece drawer fronts are popular for transitional kitchen designs.

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Lasting Style of Shaker Cabinets


Style is important, but a timeless style is even more important. A timeless kitchen design means you won’t be spending days and months of your life researching kitchen remodeling tips again anytime soon—because your remodel will last for decades. Does that concept sound appealing? Then consider installing Shaker style cabinets in your upcoming kitchen remodel.

Shaker cabinet doors have a frame and panel profile, which is also referred to as rail and stile construction in the woodworking world. Design enthusiasts have enjoyed a “return to simplicity,” so to speak, and that’s one of the reasons why Shaker style cabinet doors are so popular in every design circle—from the traditional to the modern.


Modern Kitchens

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Shaker-style cabinetry works well in modern designs because it is clean and uncluttered. The doors can be left plain or cabinet hardware may be added, depending on your preference. While finished wood adds warmth to modern kitchens, Shaker cabinets look just as attractive painted black, white, gray, navy, and more.

Traditional-Designed Kitchens

Traditional kitchens can use the clean style of shake cabinets in their design. That beveled edge will help to keep the look more traditional, as will a lighter wood finish or a paint color from a farmhouse our country kitchen palette, especially with a distressed cabinet glaze. Choosing antique or eclectic drawer and door hardware will also help to add that traditional feel to your cabinets.