Why are Shaker kitchens still so popular?

First invented centuries ago by a religious group, Shaker style as we know it is a frequently used door style by kitchen designers across the globe.

in deepest graphite grey, the frida range offers stylish, contemporary looks.

in deepest graphite grey, the frida range offers stylish, contemporary looks.

The Shaker movement was originally based in the north of England, under the name of the United Society of Believers. In the 1770’s, some of this group decided to break away and move to New York, where they settled in self-sufficient communities, under the principals of simplicity, utility and honesty.

a fitted dresser with chrome knobs is the very essence of shaker styling…

a fitted dresser with chrome knobs is the very essence of shaker styling…

As well as growing their own food and constructing their own buildings, they made furniture to sell. Each piece was handcrafted with dedication, and was based on well-made furniture of minimalist design.

They believed that every object should have a purpose. Rather than using ornamentation, details were simplistic. Furniture was made from cherry, maple or pine, with turned knobs, and it’s these classic handles that continue to inspire many of today’s choices.

rather than ornamentation, classic lines and utilitarian styling are what shaker style is all about…

rather than ornamentation, classic lines and utilitarian styling are what shaker style is all about…

The modest Shaker doorstyle remains as popular as ever, largely due to its versatility of suiting both contemporary and traditional kitchens.

Today, a Shaker kitchen is available in a multitude of painted colours, including heritage shades of cream, sage green and pale grey-blue tones, along with more modern options including popular hague blue and dark grey.

with its recessed panel and moulding detail, meg exudes contemporary looks…

with its recessed panel and moulding detail, meg exudes contemporary looks…

The Shaker philosophy of exceptional quality is something that we hold close to our hearts, here at Ray Munn Kitchens. 

nowadays, mixing door finishes is very much part of a shaker styled kitchen…

nowadays, mixing door finishes is very much part of a shaker styled kitchen…

Our carefully selected Shaker ranges include Frame and Frida, both from the ultra modern Arredo 3 collection, whilst Meg, also from the same collection continues the Shaker style but with a recessed panel and feature moulding.

functionality meets beauty in a meg kitchen…

functionality meets beauty in a meg kitchen…

Likewise, our more classic Shaker inspired ranges include Belgravia and Fallowfield, both from Davonport, and Kew and Stowe from our RMK collection.

curved shaker profile doors add a softer feel in this stunning dove grey Kew kitchen.

curved shaker profile doors add a softer feel in this stunning dove grey Kew kitchen.

Much like the original Shakers ethos, at Ray Munn Kitchens we take the time to understand the needs and requirements of both you and your family, to ultimately design your new kitchen layout with both functionality and beauty in mind.