Are Shaker Cabinets Expensive?


They’re not. You’re just looking in the wrong places.


Shaker cabinets are one of the most long-lasting types of cabinets available today. You can find them in many old houses and barns, having been made of wood that was specially chosen for its strength and durability.


Because they are so durable, this style is popular with people looking to renovate their older homes. But sometimes they can seem to be a bit more expensive than other cabinets. Are they really that expensive, and why do they seem like they are? We have the answers down below.





Though a bit more expensive than modern cabinetry, shaker cabinets offer a very low-maintenance product that will last a long time. 


Nearly all shaker cabinets are made from solid wood—typically oak or maple—and other materials like high-end veneers can be used to achieve a similar look. Oak is often a preferred choice because it matches well with most modern furniture pieces and also ages well over time adding character to your home’s kitchen or bathroom. You’ll never see an MDF version of Shaker cabinets from Nelson Cabinetry for this reason.






The design of traditional Shaker cabinetry has been around since the 1800s, which makes it one of the oldest cabinet styles in America. The original style was a flat-panel door with recessed panels, but as cabinets evolved, so did Shaker’s design. Today, there are many variations on the theme, including those with raised panels and those that feature stained glass inserts.






Shaker cabinets are made to be easy to clean, so you won’t find many hardware details that break up the sleek aesthetic. The doors are flush with the cabinet’s face and do not overlap one another, which helps to give them a minimalistic appearance while also making them easier to wipe down after each use. This reduces the number of potential places where dirt can accumulate around your kitchen or bathroom.






Shaker cabinets were originally only sold in unfinished wood which meant that homeowners who wanted them needed to finish them themselves. Now that most are available pre-finished, they’re instead sold by professional cabinetry companies, so no matter how large or small your home project is, you’ll be able to find someone willing to provide you with beautiful shaker cabinets for a reasonable price. 


To guide you through the process, we have many free options that could help you. Contact us for a free consultation at or just call us at 832-998-6598. Get a quick quote, or design your dream kitchen online






Shaker-style cabinets often cost less than kitchen cabinets with similar styles and designs. When it comes to price, many factors are taken into consideration, like the size of the kitchen, the finishes that are requested, etc. In the end, the labor cost of constructing your dream kitchen can vary depending on the size of your home and your wishes.


To get the exact price, it’s best to contact the company for a quick quote. This way, while remodeling, you won’t have to worry about your budget – you’ll know exactly what you want and how much you want to spend. Before getting a quick quote, consult our experts for advice or design your dream kitchen using our free 3D kitchen design tool.




Many companies offer horribly overpriced shaker cabinets, along with the paid service. When, in fact, there is no need for this since high-quality and loyalty can’t ever be bought, but earned. That’s why we, at Nelson Cabinetry, offer many available options for free consulting, online designing, education, or guiding. Along with this amazing service, we offer shaker cabinets at wholesale prices. Sounds amazing, right? Visit our website for more.



Shaker cabinets are not, in fact, expensive. Yes, you will pay a bit more, but you’ll pay for the highest quality, natural materials, simple and timeless design, and easy-to-maintain products. Investing in this kind of cabinetry means investing in your future. No more poor quality, no more stains, no more outdated looks. Paying now a few hundred dollars more and having a timeless kitchen for a decade doesn’t sound so expensive, right?


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