Main Line Kitchen Design celebrates 13 years of Shaker being the most popular door style. Here is blog we wrote over 10 years ago. It was true then, as it is now!
Updated blog on the Shaker Door Style from June 23rd, 2011
Also called “Arts and Crafts” a Shaker door style is so popular because it is versatile. Depending on the countertops, hardware and fixtures used, it is equally appealing and effective in a traditional or modern kitchen. And in many styles in between.
There are many versions of this door style.
The doors can be inset, or more commonly full overlay but never standard overlay. In Standard Overlay, the streamline look of the door style would be lost. The stiles and the rails (the outside frame of the door) can be 2 1/8 wide. This is the traditional width, or wider.
The recessed panels can be plywood, or the more expensive and preferred reverse raised panels. For painted cabinets MDF center panels are recommended. The door can be any species of wood and either stained or painted. They are never glazed as (glazing such a simple door would only make it appear dirty).
Because Shaker door styles fill a broad range of design looks. They are the selection of choice when considering the resale value of a home.
One question I get asked by a large percentage of my customers is:
“Will my kitchen still be fashionable in 10 years or longer?”
Below are two Main Line Kitchen Design Shaker kitchens.
Main Line Kitchen Design is here to help you coordinate all your style choices. From 2011, when this blog was first posted up to today!