Choosing kitchen cabinets can be a pain, after the excitement has died down, the practicalities of it begin to set in.

What material do you go for?  What colour scheme? Will your whole layout change? It’s easy to become stressed over choosing a new kitchen and why arguments happen.

At Hardwood Creations we take pride in our cabinets and in this article, we’ll discover the advantages of having shaker doors in your kitchen cabinets.


What Do We Mean by Shaker?

Shaker Pantry, 18th century


Interesting fact; the Shaker style furniture has its foundation in a religious movement.  This style was developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, also known as Shakers.  This was a religious movement founded in England during the mid-18th century, a sect that broke off from the Quakers in 1747.  Shaker communities were largely self-sufficient: in their attempt to separate themselves from the outside world and to create a heaven-on-earth, members grew their own food, constructed their own buildings, and manufactured their own tools and household furnishings.  They’re style of building arouse from the need for functionality.  Rather than using ornamentation — such as inlays, carvings, metal pulls, or veneers — which was seen as prideful or deceitful, they developed “creative solutions such as asymmetrical drawer arrangements and multipurpose forms to add visual interest.”  Their simplistic but effective shaker design gave birth to the designs that we have today.


What Are the Advantages of Shaker Doors?

Cabinets by Hardwood Creations

Now that you know where the style comes from, why should you have a shaker kitchen?

They Provide Great Durability

The great thing about having Shaker doors in your kitchen is that they’re built to last.  These doors are made of an MDF base coupled with a 5-piece hardwood wrap.  These doors are designed to withstand the everyday use and abuse that your cabinets will suffer over time.

They Offer a Modern Feel

Even though the Shaker style has its roots in the 18th and 19th centuries, they can provide a contemporary feel to your design.

With their minimalistic style, shaker doors can bring your old looking kitchen into the modern world.  What we love about the shaker style is that they can have a contemporary feel at the same time they offer a glimpse into a more traditional time.

They Are Affordable

There are lots of things you can do to decorate a kitchen on a small budget and installing shaker doors is one of them.

You will not have to spend as much money on a shaker design.  This is why our shaker doors are so popular, they not only provide a great looking edge to your kitchen, but they fit into most budgets too, offering excellent value for your money.

Choosing Your Shaker Style Kitchen

At Hardwood Creations we have a variety of Shaker design styles to choose from and we will customize them to any colour you’d like to brighten up and modernize your kitchen.  We find that Shaker doors are among the most popular designs and with good reason.

If you’re working with a tight budget, then we recommend shaker doors for your kitchen cabinets as they are amongst the most suitable options for many homeowners looking to refresh and rejuvenate their kitchen.

With their affordability, history and long-lasting nature








Works Cited

What Are The Advantages of Shaker Kitchens? (2018, Spetember 18). Retrieved from Kitchen Warehouse LTD:

Wikipedia. (n.d.). Shaker furniture. Retrieved from