Shaker style references historically important furniture made by the Shakers. And Shaker style cabinets have been a popular choice for kitchen cabinets for many years. Shaker style has a timeless elegance about it, making it the ideal solution when you decide to renovating your kitchen. Although all Shaker style kitchen cabinets will have straight lines and minimal details, differences in materials, finishes, hardware and frame types set apart the available cupboard options. A neat, simple look is the hallmark of the Shaker furniture, which dates to the 1700s when immigrants of the Shaker religion settled in the United States. Modern takes on Shaker cupboard doors often include glass inserts, which can be a great choice for displaying neat rows of dishes or glass canisters.
The width of the wood frame around the glass will vary widely in thickness on different Shaker style kitchen cabinets. The combination of a smaller glass insert and a larger expanse of wood around it can be eye-catching in design. This overall look is still very Shaker in style, as the cabinet door will be smooth and look neat, yet the contrast of the two materials used in different amounts can be interesting. When more display space is desired, a Shaker style cabinet design with larger glass panels can work better. Since larger glass inserts will also reflect more light, they can be a great choice for smaller or darker kitchens.