So how can the Shaker design integrate into our modern kitchens and adapt to suit individual styles?
Painted finish– Colour can play a large part in personalising your space. A hand painted finish will add authenticity and depth of colour. Using contrasting tones allows you to highlight key features of the kitchen and draws the eye to focal points. Painting the cabinets also has the added benefit of allowing you to refresh the colour as trends evolve or your taste changes.
Door furniture– Shaker doorknobs were originally carved out of wood and painted to match the doors. However, for an updated look, metal door knobs can compliment your colour scheme and make a feature of the cabinets.
Open shelving & glazed doors– Glass-fronted cabinets and open shelving can add character to your kitchen. Moreover, they will create a space to put treasured glassware and crockery on show. Adding interior lighting here will illuminate displays and add an extra dimension to the room.
Central Piece- In keeping with the Shakers tendency to feature a central statement piece, a kitchen island or full height larder cabinet can give your space an impressive focal point.
Worktops– While wood work surfaces are more in keeping with Shaker tradition, quartz or granite worktops can be easier to maintain. They will last longer too and have a more contemporary appeal.
With its universal appeal and endless design possibilities, it’s no wonder the Shaker remains one of the most popular kitchen styles today. At Will Mundy, we share traditional Shaker values, encompassing craftsmanship techniques to create furniture of great integrity. We are firm believers that the enduring design aesthetic and scope for personalisation make the Shaker style the perfect choice for kitchen renovations today.