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There are so many components that go into making a house a home. Features like paint colors, decor, furniture, and countertops are all important facets to consider. However, choosing quality cabinets in the kitchen and/or bathroom are a staple consideration that can’t be ignored. Two of the most popular rooms in a home, picking the right color and style of cabinet can help create a homey, yet stylish atmosphere.

A kitchen or bathroom with white cabinets makes for a fresh, bright, clean, and refined environment. White cabinets can open up the space, allow for bright pops of color in paint or decoration, and offer amazing resale values. One option of a white cabinet is white shaker cabinets. But what are they and how do you style them? We’ll fill you in on everything these cabinets have to offer.

What are Shaker Cabinets?

The shaker cabinets’ namesake was a group called the Shakers, a religious community previously called the United Society of Believers, from the 18th century. The Shakers valued simplicity, utility, and craftsmanship, which are all apparent in the traditional and timeless cabinetry of today.

Today, the word “shaker” refers to a kind of American-framed cabinet that has visual features such as five-piece doors with flat recessed center panels and no bevel on the frame. They offer simple construction that is classic and simple, and similar to the Shakers of the 1800s, typically use the best quality hardwoods available like maple, pine, chestnut, and oak.

They’re characterized by plain squares and vertical and horizontal edges, along with a flat panel. There is sometimes a degree of embellishment, but their simplicity is what allows them to serve in every style of kitchen or bathroom, whether it be modern, traditional, cottage, etc.

Shaker Cabinet Inspiration

White shaker cabinets, due to their no-nonsense design, offer a sleek, uncluttered look that make them a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom. They offer any home timeless appeal! Take these Colorado White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets from Lily Ann Cabinets, for example. They offer a delightfully fresh, bright look to the kitchen when paired with a darker green paint and wood flooring.

As we mentioned earlier, white shaker cabinets have little embellishment, which leaves the creative prowess up to you! They allow for a full personalization of your home, perfectly pairing with multiple paint colors, decor options, backsplashes, and countertops. You can make them look modern, contemporary, or fun! And they can also be paired with numerous finishes, too. Matte, shiny… Whatever your heart desires!

Speaking of creative customizations, look at how these Summit Shaker Cabinets are paired with bold wallpaper and darker cabinets. It’s a tasteful, yet charming look that provides a very inviting atmosphere.

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White shaker cabinets can also be beautifully paired with more neutral colors to produce a clean, modern look. Style elements like hardware and flooring can make the room elegant without being cold and too pristine.

Take a look at this bathroom by Lily Ann Cabinets, using their White Shaker Elite Cabinets in the vanity. The cabinets offer the room their tasteful and simplistic design, leaving it both bright and beautiful.

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White shaker cabinets offer a multitude of benefits, including cost, overarching appeal, ease of customization and design, and compatibility. They allow homeowners to truly make their house a home in whatever sense or design that appeals to them, while adding value and class regardless. There’s no doubting that they will be sure to make an excellent investment and addition to any home.