Shaker Kitchens

Shaker Kitchens

Our renowned Shaker kitchen design has been our most popular style since we introduced it 35 years ago. With simple lines and balanced proportions, this versatile design will integrate seamlessly into your home. Whether it’s a country cottage or a contemporary penthouse, this classic style will always work beautifully. For today. For tomorrow. For you.

“I felt a breath of relief on handing over the project to the team in Birmingham. Not only did they listen to the look that I was trying to achieve but they encouraged me to be different. I went for a dark green shaker unit and it looks stunning. The quality is unbelievable. It is superbly hardwearing and sturdy. This is not a factory sprayed product but a diligently hand painted forever kitchen (which I can repaint if I get bored)."

Drs M & A Duggal, London

What is a shaker kitchen design?

A Shaker kitchen is a traditional style with a decidedly simplistic look. Shaker style kitchens have been a solid favourite in interior design for years due to their timeless elegance and versatility.

With a flat centre panel and a raised rectangular frame, you can immediately spot a Shaker kitchen by looking at its doors. Our bespoke Shaker kitchens feature a classic in-frame structure, testimony to Harvey Jones’ tried-and-tested joinery techniques that are guaranteed to stand the test of time.

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Harvey Jones combines thoughtful design with quality fixtures to create luxury, handmade Shaker kitchens. Choose from our extensive selection of handles, cabinets, and colours to create a bespoke kitchen that achieves timeless style, effortless functionality and is perfect for you.


Whether you’re looking for a more muted tone or a vibrant hue, all of our Shaker kitchens are hand-painted by our skilled artisan decorators to ensure a flawless, showroom finish every time.

The style and look of your kitchen space can be significantly altered by the colour of your Shaker cabinets. Shades of green, blue and grey remain firm favourites with our clients, with many opting to combine colours in complementary tones.

To update your Shaker kitchen in the future years, your colour palette can be changed with the stroke of a brush. This will allow you to make an impactful change to the overall look and feel of your kitchen without the need to replace any cabinetry.

Handles & Worktops

Once seen as a functional necessity, handles are now a key finishing touch that can elevate any Shaker kitchen design.
We offer a wide selection of handles in a range of styles and finishes. When we first started designing our more traditional Shaker cabinetry, we used wooden handles. Today in most of our traditional, contemporary or modern kitchens we now see an endless variety of finishes being selected by our clients, from stitched leather to burnished or coated metal hardware finishes.

Worktops are the ultimate finishing touch in any well-designed kitchen, with a variety of options available that are durable, easy to clean, and aesthetically pleasing. Our expert designers will help to perfectly personalise your Shaker kitchen countertops, selecting from the finest marble, granite, porcelain, quartz, Corian or quality timber.

Bespoke Personalisation

Harvey Jones will work with you to create a bespoke Shaker kitchen that is perfect for you. We will carefully consider all your specifications on colour, materials, and aesthetic to achieve a truly unique and high-quality work of art. Your Shaker kitchen will be designed to be a celebration of your individual style and taste, and a seamless addition to your home.

Cabinetry Guarantee

We believe in the superior quality of our kitchen craftsmanship, and provide a cabinetry guarantee, under which we will repair or replace any damages for 10 years from the date of completion. This covers our Shaker cabinet doors, cupboards, shelves and drawers, as well as hinges and runners.

Why Harvey Jones


We create spaces you will love. For their design, functionality and quality. Forever. With classic and contemporary designs to choose from, there truly is a Harvey Jones for your home.


We are your trusted design partner. Whatever we do, it’s just for you. We take time to understand your vision, the needs of your project, your style and budget before bringing our expertise to your home.


Everything we do is anchored in quality. Every cabinet is made by hand using tried-and-tested joinery techniques, along with over 45 years’ experience, to ensure a perfect finish in your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shaker Kitchens

Shaker kitchen design gets its name from a religious sect in the mid-18th century called the ‘Shaking Quakers’ (quickly shortened to ‘Shakers’). The Shakers were accomplished craftspeople who applied their religious principles to their work.

The community believed that even the highest-quality furniture could be made by hand in the household. Every Shaker piece was created using the finest wood and free of ornamentation, which was considered to be superfluous.

Designed with functionality as its most important consideration, the traditional Shaker kitchen is simplistic and versatile, with an honest ethos of thoughtful, diligent craftsmanship.

The timeless sophistication and versatility of the Shaker style kitchen has kept it in fashion right up to the present day. Modern Shaker kitchens retain the core traditions of simplicity, utility and honesty, but with understated tweaks for a more contemporary aesthetic.

Our famous Shaker kitchen is at home in every setting, cleverly balancing clean lines, curved edges, contrasting materials and confident uses of colour.

Neutral shades are usually synonymous with classic and stylish finished kitchens, but if you prefer a more vibrant kitchen, Shaker and colour are not mutually exclusive. The Shakers certainly pioneered simplicity, but this doesn’t mean they avoided stronger shades of colour altogether. Using natural plants to make dyes and paints, they often decorated furniture in shades of blue, green, red, and yellow.

Incorporating colour into your Shaker style kitchen is an impactful way to add character, and our bespoke hand-painted cabinetry can be finished in any shade and freshened up as your tastes and style evolve.

As with any successful design, the best features are often those you don’t see. Clever storage ideas are essential in the modern day kitchen, and we have a variety of options to help you keep your space neat and organised.

For example, our Shaker Pantry Larder provides all the storage space a kitchen requires. Featuring deep drawers for pans, spice and wine racks for jars and bottles, and a work surface for food preparation or appliances, it is designed to make your life that little bit easier.

The adaptable Shaker kitchen works well in any setting, from a rural hamlet to a metropolitan high-rise — thanks to its clean lines and traditional, balanced proportions.

You have a wide array of options we will help you to select from when it comes to your Shaker kitchen design. From limitless paint colours for your cabinetry through to elevating your kitchen with stunning worktops and handles, we can help you embrace the traditional Shaker style with quality materials, thoughtful design, and supreme functionality.

Explore how clients have worked with us to co-create their perfect Shaker kitchen in our gallery by clicking the images below for inspiration. Or, to see our Shaker range first-hand, visit your nearest showroom. If you’re ready to begin your project with us, click here to request a complimentary design consultation.

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