8 reasons to consider shaker cabinets for your home

By Sean Walsh

So you’ve stared at your 80’s style cabinets (that only a grandma could love) long enough. You’ve weighed the options and have made the decision.. It’s time for an upgrade! Although you are excited, you now realize you know next to nothing about kitchen cabinets. With countless styles, finishes and colors to choose from- you may be feeling a bit lost! If you know you want something that will be trendy now and in the future, shaker style cabinets may just be what you are looking for.

Shaker cabinets are a great option for almost any homeowner! Known for their sleek, modern style with timeless appeal..you can’t really go wrong.

Here are 8 reasons why shaker cabinets are ranked one of the most popular cabinets today:

1. Shaker Cabinets are Timeless

People have loved shaker cabinets for a long time, and that is because they never truly go out of style.

Named after an American settler group called “Shakers”, shaker cabinets have never really lost their simple appeal. Back then, furniture was made with high-quality wood, simple/clean lines and an emphasis on craftsmanship over embellishment. Not much has changed when creating shaker cabinets today! Which is why many love and desire these cabinets in their new kitchen.

Even if you decide to change the look of your kitchen, these cabinets can stay put! Think of them as a blank canvas to your kitchen upgrade!

2. Simple and clean 

The design of a shaker style cabinet is clean and simple. They are made using real, high-quality wood and natural finishes.The middle recessed panel is surrounded by a plain, well-made frame and the hinges are often hidden, creating a seamless aesthetic.

The Shaker’s desired cabinets made for function first with no extra fluff. As minimalism becomes more trendy today, many are drawn to the calming effect these cabinets bring to a space. No, they aren’t elaborate or fancy..but that’s just what people want!

Simple and clean

3. Modern 

Just because shaker cabinets are timeless, does not mean they won’t work great in a modern kitchen! In fact, many modern designers choose shaker cabinets because of their simple and sleek look.

There are little embellishments which go perfect with stainless-steel appliances, marble countertops and unique backsplashes. Black or white shaker cabinets not only work in a modern kitchen, but they effortlessly offer that clean design modern kitchens are going for.

4. Versatile 

The most popular appeal of a shaker cabinet is its versatility! Meaning, they can work with almost any appliance, countertop, backsplash and flooring. Did you find hardware you absolutely love but aren’t sure which cabinets they will match with? Shaker cabinets are a safe bet. Do you love the look of shaker cabinets but want a more beveled edge? You can do that too! We really aren’t kidding, shaker cabinets are one of the most versatile choices out there.

Leave it natural for your rustic farmhouse or choose grey paint and stainless steel drawer pulls for a contemporary look. With shaker cabinets, you really can pull off almost any look.

5. Adds More Space 

Shaker cabinets look minimal and clean, which is exactly what you want. Storing all of your appliances and gadgets on the counter feels cluttered and uninspiring. If you want to be the next Joanna Gains, you need space!  One of the best things about shaker cabinets is that they add more storage space to your kitchen. These cabinets are made with a lot of extra room and more shelves than many other cabinets. If you find yourself running out of room- these are a great option!

The clean lines also mean there isn’t any wasted space, so you can help your kitchen look uncluttered and spacious by design alone. Even if you don’t have a lot of counter space, these cabinets will make it seem like you’ve added more!

6. White Shaker Cabinets 

White is the most popular shaker cabinet color and for good reason. White cabinets can be dated back all the way to the 1920’s for their association with cleanliness and hygiene. Today, people still love them because of their clean look but they also are the easiest color to work with. White looks beautiful and inviting and pairs perfectly with the shaker style! White is the most well-liked kitchen color. That means, if you go with white you can pretty much guarantee your next buyers will be thrilled as well. Bright, fresh and calming..the benefits of choosing white shaker cabinets are endless.

White Shaker Cabinets

7. Inexpensive.

Because of their simplicity, most of your money with shaker cabinets will be going towards high-quality wood and durability. With shakers, you are getting the most bang for your buck. These cabinets are not the most high-end out there, but they certainly look high-end and for a fraction of the price!

Shaker cabinets can be easily and inexpensively replaced. They also have a high resale value so include that into your budgeting decisions. These cabinets may be on the more affordable side, but that doesn’t mean the quality looks fake or cheap! You can feel confident that you made a great financial decision when going with shaker cabinets for your new kitchen.

8. Easy to Clean

Some kitchen cabinetry can be a true nightmare to clean because of all the nooks and crannies. Not the case with shaker cabinets! The straight simple lines and square edges make it easy to see dust and grime and quickly wipe it away!

When it comes to cleaning, all you need is warm water, mild dish detergent and a cloth. Everything you already have! You won’t be spending precious time trying to dust and polish each ornate detail when guests come over. True to their reputation, shaker cabinets are also simple to clean.