Are Shaker Kitchens Worth It?


A Timeless Classic Styled Kitchen

The shaker kitchen style tends towards classically proportioned doors with a frame and inset panel. Shaker kitchens use the best in modern manufacturing and a variety of materials and finishes – from gloss to wood grain to paint – so there’s sure to be an option for your lifestyle and preferred look. The shaker kitchen design is a true classic suitable for a broad range of homes. There is a wide shaker kitchen style range of choices to suit many shaker kitchen designs, from traditional through to modern shaker style kitchens.

Our stylish shaker kitchens pose a contemporary twist on a timeless classic. By incorporating different finishes and simple details, the shaker kitchen offers a wide range of aesthetics, making it a versatile style that is as much at home in a country kitchen as it is in a city apartment. 

u shaped kitchen
u shaped kitchen

Why Invest In A Shaker Style Kitchen?

The beauty of a shaker style kitchen is in its simplicity. The characteristic features of this style of door are a square framed design with an inset flat centre panel.

The versatility of the shaker design means it can look great in wood grain, matt and even gloss coloured finishes. It is suitable for both a traditional and modern setting and tends to be a versatile and hard wearing choice for family homes. This kitchen is designed to work hard, whether for cooking, entertaining, or just enjoying a relaxing drink. As shown above, the bespoke shaker kitchen optimises space perfectly; providing practical storage, attractive feature cabinetry and an open feel to the living space.

Our Shaker Kitchen Doors

We are certain we offer the widest choice of doors than any other german shaker kitchen company in the UK. Our range of options goes beyond those offered at places like Ikea, B&Q, and Howdens, giving you more choice.

All our shaker kitchen cabinets are manufactured in our factory to your unique order. There is a wide palette of colours to choose from which includes both gloss and matt finishes. We also offer a number of wood finishes such as natural oak.

Enhancing the painted options is the ability for bespoke colour matching. For a truly different look why not choose a shaker sanded finish option.

Shaker Cabinets

Shaker kitchen designs are incredibly versatile. Whether you prefer modern or traditional, minimalist or extravagant, our range of shaker kitchens is suited to almost any taste, thanks to the simple beauty of the design.

Shaker doors with oak and timber finishes are reflective of the traditional shaker style and can be applied across the full kitchen or just one feature area of the room.

Painted shaker doors are equally popular, with white, cream and shades of soft grey creating a light, open space that makes for a country-cottage effect. For a modern twist on this classic style, choose a gloss finish, metallic handles and glossy worktops, such as granite, to create a sophisticated kitchen. Finish your dream kitchen with cooking accessories and appliances to complete the look.

u shaped kitchen
u shaped kitchen

What is a Shaker Kitchen?

Shaker-style kitchens date back to the mid-eighteenth century and are characterised by simplicity, functionality and quality craftsmanship. Shaker kitchen doors are classically portioned and elegant, with distinctive square frames that can be customised using an array of handle designs.

The timeless shaker kitchen layout and design integrate seamlessly into both traditional and modern homes, making it a popular choice among families with a variety of kitchen needs.

It has a simple contemporary design, projecting clean lines mixed with inset panels which identify shaker kitchen doors. They are often associated with high-quality craftsmanship. The shaker is one of our most popular kitchen styles. You can see a sample of the shaker kitchens we have supplied on our testimonials page.

Shaker kitchen cabinets, as well as shaker drawers, are a style of kitchen units that feature a flat centre panel and square edges, with minimal detailing or profiling. Shaker cabinet designs are often symmetrical and shy away from intricate carvings and ornamentation.

Our German shaker kitchen ranges offer authentic shaker designs at a low price. Our simple ranges of fitted or freestanding furniture will appeal to anyone who appreciates fine German cabinetry and understated style.


Modern Shaker Kitchen Ideas


From choosing sultry shades to adding aged accents, these modern shaker kitchen ideas provide different ways to create a framed cooking space that is chic and timeless.

Thanks to the five-piece design, shaker kitchen designs have a classic look that is far from being old-fashioned and can be styled to suit any home and budget. Explore on-trend looks and real examples from our customers’ homes, to inspire a shaker transformation.

1. Neutralise Your Base

The best-framed schemes start with a neutral base. Light-grey fronts have space-enhancing benefits – great for a small shaker kitchen idea.

Grey Shaker Kitchens

With a recognisable framed design and neutral colour scheme, grey shaker kitchens are a great way to introduce a traditional design with soft tones to any space. With its classic frame style, shaker designs are durable and aesthetically-pleasing to the eye. From simple pale greys to bold dark

See our grey shaker kitchens

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u shaped kitchen

2. Build in Blue

On-trend blue is the way to go if you want a fashion-forward design. This hue has a luxurious feel that pairs well with the classic appearance of shaker cupboards.

Blue Shaker Kitchens

The classic framed appearance of a shaker style combines this popular colour palette with a timeless design. Blue shaker kitchens are a great on-trend option for homeowners looking to create a stylish space that is calm and inviting. The subtle tones of the blue units create a welcoming atmosphere. 

3. Natural and Nurturing

Reconnect with the outside world by selecting green units. For a large shaker kitchen idea, pick a darker tone to draw the space in for a cosier feel.

Green Shaker Kitchens

Inspired by outdoor elements, green nature shaker kitchens feature a traditional bordered design with a choice of organic tones that bring a natural aesthetic into the home. Shaker door fronts introduce a handcrafted feel, enhancing heritage appeal, while a green palette offers a timeless touch.

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u shaped kitchen

4. Customise your Colour

Many shaker cabinets can be painted, making them good for custom layouts. They can also be refreshed in new shades over time for an on-trend interior.

Paintable Shaker Kitchens

Thanks to the ready-to-finish surface and its timeless bordered design, paintable shaker kitchens allow complete colour customisation for a traditional-styled cooking space with a bespoke feel. The framed shaker echoes a bygone era, but the paintable nature of the fronts makes it easy to find a shade that suits your living space.

5. Trust in Solid Timber

For a long-lasting layout, pick our Schüller solid-timber fronts, like INSERT KITCHEN. This grained style is 20mm-thick, for a premium look.

Wooden Kitchens

With 20mm-thick fronts made of solid timber, Schüller kitchens have an authentic woodgrain and frame style that will last the long term in a cooking space. A traditional shaker kitchen, this design can be tailored to suit both classic and contemporary settings thanks to a wide selection of wooden finishes.

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Get some inspiration

If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at some of our recent kitchen installations.

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