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Shake things up with a shaker kitchen

Posted by Leekes on September 26, 2022 in Kitchens and Lifestyle Advice

Explore the many advantages of having a Shaker kitchen in your home. This simplistic but effective design can be applied to both units and doors so you can tansform the heart of your home into that timeless Shaker style.

Shaker kitchens provide great durability and they are built to last, which make them withstand moisture build up as well as the usual spills that often occur in the kitchen

Shaker kitchen origins

The origins of Shaker kitchens can be traced back to the late 18th Century, where the Shakers were excellent craftsmen and produced furniture that were simplistic in style from imported mahogany. This mantra of quality craftsmanship, with simple styling and delicious hints of muted hues, has stood the test of time as the Shaker design continues to be adapted in homes across the world.

Contemporary style with a traditional feel

Shaker kitchens offer a modern feel through their minimalist style, doors and cabinets. At Leekes, we especially love how Shaker kitchens still maintain a glimpse into a more traditional time although still possessing a contemporary aesthetic. The key is to find that natural essence through wooden furniture that is unembellished and free-standing.

There are an array of options you can pick from to decorate your Shaker kitchen, no matter your budget. An important aspect of a Shaker kitchen is the simplicity in its colour scheme, so stick to muted palettes and avoid heavy patterns as they contradict the clean style that a Shaker kitchen should portray.

The best colours to use in a Shaker kitchen are cream, pale grey and blue or any primary colour that is muted. To add more depth, try a dual colour scheme and apply onto units, furniture or walls.

Remember that you do not have to spend as much money on Shaker designs as opposed to other materials and designs. This being the prime reason why Shaker designs are so popular as they provide a great aesthetic to your kitchen, but they offer excellent value for money as they fit into most budgets too.

At Leekes, we have a wide range of Shaker designs and colour schemes that can be applied to modernise and give your kitchen the perfect finishing. With their affordability and longevity, a Shaker design will be a significant addition to your whole home.

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