SHAKER WHITE CABINETS
SHAKER DOVE GRAY CABINETS
SHAKER BRINDLE CABINETS
RAISED PANEL WHITE CABINETS
UNFINISHED BEECH CABINETS
DESIGNER SERIES CABINETS
1. Shaker-Style Cabinets
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While many traditional styles have fallen from favor (we’re looking at you, Colonial!), Shaker-style cabinets have only gained in popularity, thanks to their minimalist but still distinctive look. (Case in point: See Remodeling 101: Shaker-Style Kitchen Cabinets.) Each Shaker-style door has five segments: vertical pieces on the sides called stiles, horizontal pieces on the top and bottom called rails, and a recessed panel in the middle. (More-traditional cabinet styles often have raised center panels.) Parker calls this “a classic, simple look that never really goes out of style.”
“Shaker has a chameleon-like quality; it’s easy to style your own way,” says Parker. “Mix it with a concrete worktop and it becomes a bit industrial; add a wooden worktop and it becomes more country.”
As with glass-front cabinets, it’s quite acceptable to combine Shaker with flat-front styles.
Because they’re so popular, Shaker cabinets are widely available and can be reasonably priced—in fact, the best budget option is sold by Ikea.
You’ll need to clean regularly to prevent dirt from collecting on the inset area.