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3 Types of Kitchens That Are Perfect for Shaker Style Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are usually one of the first items considered when designing a room. Due to their prominent location in most homes, they play an important role in your day-to-day happiness. That’s why it’s worth thinking about them long before you plan anything else for your kitchen.


Some people prefer sleek modern features in their kitchens with minimalist design and stainless steel or glass fronts while others go for more traditional looks with painted wood finishes and paneled doors. Whichever style you choose, there are lots of options when it comes to cabinet styles these days – but which is best? We thought we’d take a look at the three major types to help you decide what’ll work best for you.


These, of course, are the ones most commonly associated with shaker-style kitchen cabinets. In a traditional kitchen, you will typically find deep wood tones and lots of natural materials used throughout the room.


Kitchen designs with traditional-style cabinets are generally more rustic than other kitchen styles. Traditional kitchens often feature earth tones throughout, wood tones for floors and counters, and stained pine wood cabinets. Traditional kitchens are perfect for shaker-style cabinets because the design elements work so well together.



This refers to a transitional period between modern and contemporary styles. It often contains elements from both – sleek lines and intricate details – creating a look that could only be achieved by blending two design aesthetics. Because of this, transitional kitchens can fall into either category, depending on your personal preference. And because they have elements that would work well in both types, transitional kitchens are perfect for those who want their shaker-style cabinets to stand out among other options available today.


Transitional kitchens are best for those who enjoy having clean lines with not too many frills. The great thing about transitional styles is that these can be used to bridge two styles you like. For example, traditional and contemporary or modern and contemporary. They give you the freedom to do whatever you’d like! You could combine this type of kitchen with traditional or even country-themed items if you’re looking to add a personal touch to your home.



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Modern kitchens often incorporate simple, clean lines that are not only timeless but also classic. They don’t require a lot of extra decors because they’re designed to be practical and get straight to the point.


According to some, the modern kitchen is stripped down and minimalistic while others see this style as being something that’s anything but simple. They have a simple and uncluttered look, which is perfect for shaker-style cabinets since it does not have intricate details on the doors. Modern kitchens are even designed to make it seem like there are more cabinets than there are.


Even though it has no specific “theme” or style, modern kitchens are based on clean lines and use contemporary materials like stainless steel appliances. If you think of the most unique-looking kitchens around (the ones with all of the bells and whistles), they probably fall under this category.


Many other styles welcome shaker-style cabinets. They fit so well everywhere because of their simple and elegant look. To see how your dream kitchen would look like, feel free to use our free online 3D kitchen design software. Be your own designer.


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