The Shaker Kitchen

The history of the Shaker goes right back to the late 18th century, where a religious group known as the United Society of Believers broke away from the Quakers and developed the Shaker style that is of today. Due to the unique history behind the Shakers this is what sets the style apart from any other design. The style is simple yet consists of clean lines making it a timeless piece of furniture. It oozes with charm and gives you the impression of an effortless look that will continue to look fresh for many years to come.

The Shakers grew their own food and maintained all of their needs through personal manufacture and long-lasting construction. They believed in crafting homespun furniture that was of the highest quality and simple in style, yet durable and functional that would stand the test of time. Because of their religion, this played a massive part in the shaker manufacturing process and created beautiful doors that were of a signatory style.

They were a largely self-sufficient community that wanted to separate themselves from the outside world, constructing their own building and manufacturing their own tools.

The Shaker style @ The Handmade Kitchen Company

Classic Shaker Style

The Classic shaker is the most popular design with the option of a recessed (standard) or in-line plinth, which is where the plinth is bought forward to the same line as the drawers/doors and furniture. This type of style is designed and traditionally crafted specifically to your requirements. The front frame can either be plain or with a traditional half-round Georgian style bead, the choice is yours. The kitchen cabinets are hand-painted in a durable paint colour of your choice with absolutely everything being made-to-order.

A highly customisable kitchen that has many options designed to suit your lifestyle, blending form and function together.

This example below is a great classic shaker design, built in a unique space and to our client’s individual needs in Hatfield Broad Oak. In-frame and recessed panel doors flow around the kitchen, the drawers are flat-fronted on the blue furniture and the drawers on the French Grey furniture are recessed panelled. A truly bespoke kitchen with seperate pieces of furniture and an inviting colour scheme.

Traditional Shaker Style

The Traditional shaker has the most obvious feature of a substantial and chunky 50mm front frame; that gives the furniture a farmhouse appearance, coupled with the vertical front frame extending down to the floor, giving a unique free-standing appearance of individual pieces of furniture. The doors feature a 20mm Ogee moulding to the centre panel.

A kitchen that is designed and traditionally crafted specifically for your requirements, completed in a hand-painted finish in a durable paint colour of your choice, with absolutely everything being made-to-order.

This stunning traditional shaker we designed and installed in Winchmore Hill is everything you could wish for in a dream kitchen. The very large space never feels too large thanks to the clever layout of the floor-to-ceiling cabinets and central island. The kitchen has been hand-painted in a two-tone colour scheme with paints from Farrow & Ball – Cornforth White and Plummett. Wolf appliances were also selected to give a professional chef-like kitchen and an abundance of storage solutions fill the space.

Modern Shaker Style

The Modern shaker has two obvious features to point out. The first one is the substantial external skirting/plinth, which fuses the kitchen into the walls of the house and makes it feel like one. The second obvious feature is the option to have multi-panelling for each door front, for example, a single panel, 2 panel or 4 panel with beaded detail. The door panels are set twice as deep as the standard doors, once again giving a very substantial look.

This style is a combination of contemporary design elements and traditional crafts. Designed specifically for your requirements, with all of the completed designs hand-painted in a durable paint colour of your choice, with absolutely everything being made-to-order.

This modern shaker designed and built in London SW12 features bespoke, hand-painted furniture with solid pine carcasses. The front frame is a flat panel, with no bead making it the modern in-frame style. Plenty of storage fills the room with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and a breakfast pantry. The open-plan space has been utilised perfectly, as it has been used as a dining room, garden room, playroom and office.

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