Whether you prefer modern or traditional, minimalist or unit-heavy, the shaker kitchen is incredibly versatile. Featuring a framed design with inset panels, you can go for a traditional cup or a contemporary linear handle, and mix up the number of base and wall units to suit your style.

Painted in all manner of colours to compliment your interior scheme – and a great way of contrasting your kitchen island with your units – you can find many shaker kitchens to suit your project. Here, we highlight some great examples.

A Cottage Shaker Kitchen

This shaker kitchen works perfectly in this oak frame self build

Sage green kitchen cabinets topped with timber work surfaces lend rustic charm to this oak frame cottage-style self build.

A Contemporary Shaker Style

The inframe deVOL kitchen was paired with an independently-sourced worktop to keep costs down

A contemporary take on the shaker style, this deVOL kitchen in a barn-style self build features base units with matching kitchen island, however keeps the walls free for a clutter-free design.

A Bright Design

Martin Moore Hygge kitchen

This pastel coloured shaker kitchen from Martin Moore utilises an island to house runs of drawers, as well as provide a handy breakfast bar. A traditional-style plate rack on the walls is a key feature of the shaker style.

A Classic Country Kitchen

timber frame country style shaker kitchen with granite worktops

An exposed oak frame lends character to this open plan kitchen which is zoned thanks to the posts. Cup handles for the drawers nod to the style.

A New England Kitchen

New England shaker style kitchen

Making the most of the generous proportions in this American-style self build, the kitchen features a run of base and wall units either side of the room, with a long kitchen island in a contrasting colour running down the centre of the room.

A Shaker Design in a Victorian Setting

This Victorian country house features a classic shaker kitchen with island and pendant lamps

Proof that these kitchens can work in contemporary and traditional settings alike, this example has been installed in a Victorian home in Bath. The contrast between marble and timber work surfaces also helps to zone the kitchen island.

A Classic Shaker Kitchen

Painted grey Shaker kitchen with Aga

From the inset framed units and plate racks to the cup handles and range cooker, this painted grey kitchen in this self build in the Lake District ticks all the boxes.

An Upper Level Solution

rooflights in a loft extension kitchen in London

Thanks to a loft extension to a top floor flat, the kitchen in this property has been moved into the roof space and injected with light thanks to a bank of rooflights. The base units sit perfectly under the eaves.

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