Shaker cabinets are currently the most popular design for kitchen cabinets. One of the reasons they are so popular is due to their versatility and ability to go well with almost any décor. They have been around for over 150 years and have a classic, timeless appearance.
What are Shaker Cabinets?
A basic shaker style cabinet door has five pieces with a recessed center panel. Named after the Shakers, who were expert craftsman, shaker style furniture is focused on functionality and modest styling. The simplicity and quality of the cabinets make it a popular choice for kitchen remodels.
Shaker Cabinet Colors
There are a number of different color options for shaker cabinets. Since shaker cabinets have a simple, clean design they are a great look for a modern kitchen. While white shaker cabinets always look great, some people choose to go with gray shaker cabinets to provide more warmth. Other people choose bold colors or even mix and match the colors of the cabinets.
Shaker Cabinets with Glass Doors
One option for your shaker cabinets is to include glass instead of a wood front. Glass front cabinets are typically used in upper cabinets while wood front is used in the rest of the kitchen. The glass front is slightly more expensive than the wood.
Skinny Shaker Cabinet Door
Another option is a skinny shaker cabinet door. These doors are also known as thin shaker cabinet doors or slim shaker cabinet doors. The cabinets are thinner than the traditional shaker cabinets and have become a trend over the past few years. These go well in either a traditional or contemporary space.
Hardware for Shaker Cabinets
One question that frequently comes up with shaker cabinets is which hardware to use. If you choose white shaker cabinets, basic knobs with pulls or bull pins are common options. Currently, the most popular hardware option is tubular bar pulls. Other options include flat bar pulls, arc pulls, wire pulls and drop pulls with back plate.
How Much are Shaker Cabinets?
Shaker cabinets are about the same price as other cabinets. The price range has historically been between $100 and $1200 per linear foot. The price for a full set of cabinets was around $1,500 to $3,500 for a basic kitchen, but the prices have increased significantly due to materials shortages related to Covid-19. You will want to make sure and get updated pricing if you are planning on adding or replacing your cabinets. Especially since cabinets cost are usually the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel.
Crown Molding for Shaker Cabinets
Some people choose to add crown molding to their shaker cabinets. This helps provide a more complete or finished look. It is important to plan for the crown molding at the beginning of the process to ensure there is enough space. Otherwise, you may run into problems later on in the process.
Shaker Cabinets for Bathroom?
In addition to the kitchen, shaker cabinets are also an option for the bathroom. Shaker style vanities usually have paneled doors that may be referred to as frame and panel, or rail and stile construction. Shaker style cabinet doors and drawer fronts are designed provide a clean classic look. They are also simple and streamlined enough to work well in a contemporary space. These characteristics make shaker cabinets timeless whether used in the kitchen or the bathroom.
How to clean Shaker Cabinets
Shaker cabinets are fairly easy to clean because the squared edges don’t trap as much dirt or residue as some of the other cabinet styles. In order to clean the cabinets, you can use a wet sponge with an all-purpose cleaner to gently go over the dirty areas. After wiping with a wet sponge, you can use a dry cloth to wipe the area clean.
Cabinet Installation Services
Need help deciding on the perfect cabinets or are you interested in remodeling your kitchen? The professionals at Modern Blu are available to help guide you through the process as you create the kitchen of your dreams. Call us at 469-546-7636 or contact us online to schedule an appointment if you are in the Flower Mound, Highland Village or Lewisville areas.