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Kitchen with Shaker Cabinets Design Ideas

Red Hill House
Red Hill House
Bella Vie Interiors
This classic Queenslander home in Red Hill, was a major renovation and therefore an opportunity to meet the family’s needs. With three active children, this family required a space that was as functional as it was beautiful, not forgetting the importance of it feeling inviting. The resulting home references the classic Queenslander in combination with a refined mix of modern Hampton elements.
Willoughby House
Willoughby House
Woodstock Industries
This is an example of an expansive contemporary kitchen in Sydney with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, window splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, a single-bowl sink, light hardwood floors, beige floor and white benchtop.
Apartment 105
Apartment 105
Winter Architecture
Mid-sized contemporary galley kitchen in Melbourne with a drop-in sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, mirror splashback, white appliances, with island and white benchtop.
Gold Coast Luxury Apartment Interior Design
Gold Coast Luxury Apartment Interior Design
Rochele Decorating
This is an example of a transitional u-shaped open plan kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, subway tile splashback, panelled appliances, with island, beige floor and grey benchtop.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Donna Guyler Design
Donna Guyler Design
Large beach style l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Gold Coast - Tweed with shaker cabinets, white cabinets, with island, white benchtop, a single-bowl sink, quartz benchtops, green splashback, porcelain splashback, stainless steel appliances, porcelain floors and beige floor.
Harbour House
Harbour House
Electronic Living
Design ideas for a large beach style l-shaped eat-in kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, panelled appliances, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
The Devil is in the Detail - KItchen Design
The Devil is in the Detail - KItchen Design
Minosa | Design Life Better
Bespoke and unique design inspired from a period gone by. The Devil is in the detail. The more you look the more you find.
Large contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, marble benchtops, white splashback, stone slab splashback, black appliances, dark hardwood floors, with island and white benchtop.
Wareemba Project=
Wareemba Project=
Improva
Design ideas for a large transitional l-shaped open plan kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, mirror splashback, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor, white benchtop and stainless steel appliances.
Donvale project
Donvale project
Blackburn Bathrooms and Kitchens
Suzi Appel Photography
Photo of a large scandinavian galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, ceramic splashback, black appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Sackville North
Sackville North
Apex Constructions N.S.W
Country galley kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, subway tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Country Meets Contemporary on College
Country Meets Contemporary on College
Let's Talk Kitchens & Interiors
The brief from the homeowners was that an existing antique buffet & hutch and also a painted, timber island trolley were to be retained and used as inspiration for the new kitchen cabinetry. The colours of the new cabinets were directly inspired by these antique items with the soft, olive hue drawn from the distressed, island trolley. The kitchen design however takes a more contemporary approach with engineered quartz benchtops and splashbacks, clean lines and modern appliances including a fully integrated dishwasher. The homeowners were thrilled with the improved functionality of their new kitchen as well as the ease at which it fits into their traditional style home.
Parry Street
Parry Street
Jess O'Shea Designs
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional u-shaped kitchen in Perth with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
North Parramatta (Apartment Renovation)
North Parramatta (Apartment Renovation)
Sydney Renovations - Apartment Experts
This is an example of a transitional l-shaped kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, glass tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, no island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Mt Lawley 1 (PJHSJ08)
Mt Lawley 1 (PJHSJ08)
Kitchen Capital
Prep sink and tap, with benchtop waste bin in island create a great area for food preparation. Two ovens and combination of induction and gas cooktops - a cook's dream.
Baroona St - Kitchen
Baroona St - Kitchen
The English Tapware Company
With dining and cooking spaces integrated, this impressive family kitchen by Kate Walker Design is the epitome of considered and functional, yet beautiful design. The customised joinery cleverly conceals all the necessities of modern life and is brilliantly elevated by the luxurious brass perforated large club Oxford grilles, Armac Martin hardware and the Perrin & Rowe Ionian tap.
YORK RESIDENCE
YORK RESIDENCE
Kitchens by Emanuel
CURVES & TEXTURE - Custom designed & manufactured cabinetry in 'matte black' polyurethane - Large custom curved cabinetry - Feature vertical slates around the island - Curved timber grain floating shelf with recessed LED strip lighting - Large bifold appliance cabinet with timber grain internals - 20mm thick Caesarstone 'Jet Black' benchtop - Feature textured matte black splashback tile - Lo & Co matte black hardware - Blum hardware Sheree Bounassif, Kitchens by Emanuel
Peck residence
Peck residence
mcrae + lynch interior design
This is an example of a contemporary u-shaped kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula, grey floor and white benchtop.
Cooroy Mountain Road - Cooroy
Cooroy Mountain Road - Cooroy
Gull Design - Bespoke Joinery & Interiors
Photo of a transitional u-shaped eat-in kitchen in Sunshine Coast with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, subway tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Mosman: Kitchen renovation, NSW 2088
Mosman: Kitchen renovation, NSW 2088
The Renovation Broker
Expansive transitional l-shaped open plan kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, solid surface benchtops, white splashback, subway tile splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Randwick
Randwick
HBH Joinery
This is an example of a contemporary galley kitchen in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, grey splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and grey benchtop.

So you’re after a shaker style kitchen? Did you know that the term originated from the Shakers, a religious movement based in the USA? They believed in functional simplicity over unnecessary decorative details, so they built their houses, rooms, and furniture to be well-made and minimalist. These days, shaker style kitchens are simply so popular that these religious roots are forgotten.


If you’re looking for shaker style kitchen ideas, collect some inspiration in our gallery before hiring a professional interior designer to help. Save your favourites, mark up your finds, and be better prepared for briefing the experts who will help you bring your vision to life. Here’s a few more things to keep in mind:

Shaker Style Kitchen Basics

When it comes to shaker style, wood is your best friend. Be careful not to overdo it though, as you can easily slip into a more vintage or country style design if you do. Look for simple, square doors of kitchen cabinets, spindle-back wooden chairs, and a plain round or square table - that’s all it takes.

Keep It Simple

Keeping everything simple is the key for the shaker style. When it comes to colour, keep your kitchen accessories, tiles and furniture similar to your cabinets. With that in mind, even a shaker style kitchen with island in the middle will look great. Resist the temptation to add any additional embellishing.

Find the right help

Once you gathered some visual inspiration, hop over to our professional directory. You’ll find interior and kitchen designers who specialise in the shaker style - you may even have saved some photos from designers near you!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a kitchen with shaker cabinets renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 358,941 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Gull Design - Bespoke Joinery & Interiors and Donna Guyler Design. Look through kitchen photos in different colours and styles and when you find a kitchen with shaker cabinets design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful kitchen with shaker cabinets ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.