Will Shaker Cabinets Go Out Of Style?


In the world of interior design, trends come and go. In fact, entire decades are often defined by a particular style or look. But if you ask anyone to name a few popular styles from the last thirty years, you’ll probably hear about earth tones, shiplap walls, and reclaimed wood. And one trend that continues to stand the test of time is the Shaker design style. In case you’re wondering, it’s a look that includes clean lines and a functional, minimalist appearance.


And as our modern lifestyles become busier with technology and more demanding of comfort, this trend seems to be rising in popularity again today.

In this article, we’ll dish on some quick facts about the cabinet style, and learn how it can add beauty and functionality to your home.




Modern shaker cabinets are sleek and simple, with a rectangular shape that is defined by its lack of ornamentation. There’s no in-depth understanding needed about these types of cabinets in order to appreciate their classic good looks and practicality.






First, there is the appearance of modernity that shaker-style cabinets offer without ever feeling too harsh or cold in a kitchen design. You can see why it’s so popular for many homeowners: smooth hardwood doors and drawer fronts with an unadorned look will always be a preferred design in most kitchens.


However, perhaps more important is how these cabinets can be used in a functional kitchen space. The shelf space inside the cabinet gives you a considerable range of options when it comes to placement and layout for storing everyday dishes, appliances, or other items you have on hand. With a simple and clean look, you can place them almost anywhere – above the stovetop, under the countertops, or right on the wall – without worrying about the cabinets clashing with your room’s decor.




The Shakers created cabinetry as an art form, dedicated to quality and simplicity. Over the years, the Shaker style has become synonymous with refinement and practicality. You can see why when you look at these spaces today.




As with all classic designs, there’s a reason that Shaker style never goes out of fashion—it’s simple yet elegant, lacking anything unnecessary while still being comfortable to use on a daily basis. These are all qualities that never go out of style. It doesn’t hurt either that they’re made of solid wood which means they last longer.


The Shakers also used quality joinery methods, which makes their furniture highly durable. The drawers are simple but functional, utilizing dovetail joints for strength and lasting beauty. Even the mortise-and-tenon joints that hold the whole structure together will help ensure your cabinets can stand up to regular use by multiple occupants over many years.


Shaker style is truly timeless in all aspects of design—the look doesn’t go out of fashion, it stays relevant by being unaffected by passing trends, and its simplistic nature means the pieces will exist long into the future. This furniture is meant to be appreciated for generations to come.




So, will Shaker cabinets go out of style? Absolutely not. As long as people are making furniture that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, there will always be a place for pieces inspired by the humble Shakers.


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