Shaker-style kitchen cabinets have been around for hundreds of years. They date back to the “Shakers” who were a group of Quakers who left England to immigrate to the United States in the late 1700s. In today’s blog we’re going to talk about why Shaker cabinets are still popular.

Originally, Shaker cabinets were designed to be simple, sturdy, quality cabinets, and the whole Shaker design style was simple with clean lines. The simplicity of the lines of Shaker cabinets is part of the appeal.

When you choose cabinets that are simple, that can be part of an overall simple, clean, contemporary design, or you make other design features stand out against a backdrop of the cabinet’s simplicity.

Shaker-style cabinets never go out of style. They are easy to clean, and there is nothing ornate or fussy about them. And that’s why they go so well with so many different design styles. This type of design does not compete with other features that you wish to accentuate, such as a granite counter with an elaborate pattern or original art on the walls.

You can also get Shaker-style cabinets in different colours, made from different materials, and you can also dress them up with unique pulls. Remember that the Shaker-style refers to the cabinet door, and your cabinet interiors and hardware can be as interesting, exotic, or as custom as you like.

We love Shaker cabinets. If you need help choosing new cabinets for your kitchen, give us a call in Langley, BC, at (604) 533-4541.


Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Langley, BC, is your source for everything custom cabinetry related. As the 2019 winner of the Vancouver Consumer Choice Award, they pride themselves on stellar customer service to match the quality of their cabinets.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cabinets, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected].


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