Hamptons / Shaker Style Kitchens
The Hamptons or Shaker style kitchen has become increasingly popular, particularly for the renovator who is seeking an alternative to the sleek minimalism of contemporary design. The sophisticated charm of this style makes a natural fit for the beachside or family lifestyle which translates into both past and modern architecture of Australian homes. The Hamptons style can also be adjusted to transition into a more contemporary design whilst still retaining original traits.
The Hamptons or Shaker style kitchen incorporates old world charm into our modern lifestyles through many decorative features.
Shaker style cabinetry has simple lines and an understated elegance that has stood the test of time. This door has a frame and panel profile with a design ethos that focus on practical design, solid traditional lines and detailing. By integrating appliances you will allow uninterrupted stylish lines in the joinery.
White is the most popular colour choice due to its light, reflective quality. Feature colours that give a softer feel to the space are soft greys, blues and greens and other colours evocative of the sea. Darker hues are becoming increasingly common as a way to create drama and used as accents on islands and other defined areas of cabinetry.
A beautiful stone benchtop suits the Hamptons/Shaker style kitchen due to its natural, timeless quality with either bold veins or softer, more subtle colour and texture.
The ceramic subway style tile is traditionally the most popular choice of splashback. For the more adventurous, popular choices include the elegant and more intricate herringbone, hexagon or basket weave patterns.
The classic bulter’s or farmhouse sink brings a beautiful and traditional feel into the Hamptons kitchen but if you are leaning towards a more contemporary look, an undermount sink will add that modern touch.
A D-handle adds a focal element to a shaker door with no hardware on overheads giving a sleek look that focuses more on the classic door style than decorative accessories.
To help inspire you with new and exciting kitchen design ideas, Kitchen Envy have a range of beautiful showroom kitchens, including the ever popular Hamptons/Shaker stye. Meet with our experienced Design Consultants who will help you decide which style and design is right for you.