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How Shaker Style Doors Work for Any Design Taste

You’re likely to be wondering which door style to choose if you decide to add custom cabinets in your kitchen and transform it.

We’ve collected 5 reasons why shaker-style cabinet door doors are the best choice.

Why is shaker cabinetry so popular?

You might be interested in shaker-style cabinets if you are looking to make custom cabinet doors for your kitchen.

The Shakers were a religious community that thrived in the late-1800s. They lived simple lives that were practical and practical. A part of their dedication led to a love for handmade, wood furniture. Shaker-built cabinetry is well-known for its simple, rail- and stile construction.

We believe shaker cabinetry is a good choice for any design, whether it’s a minimalist-inspired kitchen or one that emphasizes the beauty of excess. These are the details, in no particular order.

1. You don’t look old

Shaker cabinets are not trendy; they are a key element of a timeless kitchen design. Shaker doors are almost like flat-panel doors but with a raised border. This is why they are so popular. This simple, straightforward design has just enough detail to add depth and interest. With a foundation like this, your cabinets will be timeless. You can only make minor changes to the color, finish, and/or hardware.

2. It is impossible to not love them

Shaker cabinet doors can be used for both traditional and modern cooking areas. If they are looking for more detail, traditionalists will appreciate their timeless appearance. They can also choose to use drawer pulls and door handles with more intricate details. Modernists prefer their uncluttered appearance and clean lines. A transitional design often uses Shaker doors to combine the simplicity of a modern kitchen design with decorative columns and accouterments on the island, the hood, or anywhere else.

3. They look amazing in color or stain

Shaker doors can take paint or colored laminating very well. Both can give stunning results that will help you achieve your design vision. The door’s wide panels also highlight the natural wood grain patterns. Wood stains are very popular.

4. They are easy to maintain

Low maintenance is a desirable attribute for busy professionals and families. Shaker doors are easy to clean because of their simple design. You can easily clean Shaker cabinets without the need to remove grease residue and dust from traditional doors. Laminate cabinets are a great choice if low-maintenance kitchen design is a priority. Laminate cabinets can withstand a lot of abuse and are much easier to clean and polish than real wood doors.

5. They are reasonably priced

This cabinet door style will not break most remodeling budgets. Because of their simple construction, the price range tends to be in the middle. Their simplicity and timelessness make them an excellent investment. This will save you money on future remodels, since design trends change every year.

This article was written by Jordan Legault, Jordan is the owner of The French Refinery. Founded in 2015, The French Refinery quickly built a name and reputation for high-end cabinetry with quality craftsmanship and attention to fine detail. We strive every day to provide the utmost in customer service because our customers deserve the best we can provide. We have built a hand-picked team of talented craftsmen with over 100 years of combined experience. Building custom kitchen cabinets is our craft, we love what we do, and we make it show through the work we provide on a daily basis.