What is a Shaker kitchen? A look at this well-loved design

white shaker style kitchen in oak frame house
(Image credit: Searle & Taylor Kitchens)

Many people still ask 'what is a Shaker kitchen?' despite this being one of the most popular styles of kitchen around.

Kitchen design makes up one of the most important elements of the home; this being the space that life tends to revolve around and the spot where everyone seems to congregate. As such, this is a room that needs to serve practicality and aesthetics in equal helpings. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.