4 Shaker Kitchen Designs I LOVE – Creativity Month

Did you know that January is the month of Creativity? It’s a time to think outside the box, in life and in your occupation – to find new, creative ways to do things. Pretty cool, huh?

I love kitchens. As a Kitchen Designer, I spend a lot of time looking at the way kitchens are put together. I love finding new creative designs that people have made for a kitchen space! If you follow me on Pinterest you will see boards dedicated to beautiful, inspirational kitchens. You will likely see that my favourite style is the Shaker.

To celebrate Creativity Month I thought I’d share a few with you here too! Here are my top 4 creative shaker kitchen designs. Let me know which one is your favourite!

Disclaimer: I have not been asked or sponsored to write this… these are actual favourites of mine. You can see more of each kitchen if you click the links.

1. The Cattle Shed Kitchen – deVOL Kitchens

This kitchen deserves the first mention – look at it!

Firstly, the colour is to die for – that deep inky blue… (no surprises I like it!). I really love the space, with the high vaulted ceilings and the A-frame beams. The rustic timber of the beams and the worktop helps warm the room up, in contrast to the intense navy and the off-white of the island. I love the exposed brick, painted in the crisp white at the back wall of the kitchen, along with the exposed venting duct.

The brass cup handles and catches provide beautiful contrast to the cabinets and the tongue and groove panelling softens the industrial vibe of the back wall and makes the kitchen feel homely and welcoming. That peg rail across the panelling at the back of the large belfast sink…. such a cute touch and a perfect solution for organisation and displaying items!

The open units at either side of the run of kitchen units, along with the open space in the island really help to keep the kitchen feeling comfortable and friendly.

What do you think?

2. Industrial Style Kitchen – Tom Howley

I have had heart eyes for this kitchen for months! I stumbled upon it on Pinterest and I remember stopping The Mister in his tracks and making him look at the design (poor man)! Tom Howley Bespoke Kitchens have mixed this gorgeous ‘Nightshade’ colour with the exposed red brick to create this beautiful contemporary industrial kitchen. Keeping the worktops light by using Silestone’s Yukon, and using light grey floor tiles helps lift the space and carries the patio through to the inside to create an open, cohesive look.

The stainless steel hood and brassware keeps the kitchen feeling contemporary, against the mix of rough textures in the brickwork and timber joists above. The symmetry of the two tall units on either side with the range cooker bang in the middle looks perfect, but the open section of the island, with the slats of wood lining the base, helps keep the kitchen feeling inviting and not looking overdone.

Do you like the industrial feel of this kitchen?

3. The Colourful ‘Guest’ Kitchen – The Shaker Kitchen Company

I stumbled upon this kitchen by accident recently… and I fell hard. The bright coral pink on the island units is perfect against the calm and neutral backdrop of the off-white cabinets. (And quite in keeping with the Pantone Colour of 2019).

The light wooden floor and the worktop makes the space feel inviting and I love that the designer has kept the long window along the back wall and not blocked it up to have wall units. This keeps that area of the room feeling spacious and light.

The open storage area in the island allows the owners’ to bring their personality into the kitchen, offering an opportunity to show off cooking books and personal items. The large pantry unit to the side offers plenty of hidden storage too.

Do you like the bright colour for a kitchen?

4. Gormley Kitchen – The Shaker Kitchen Company

Just look at the symmetrical drawer units across the front of this island! Yummy! The copper lights that hang across the stretch of the island are a perfect touch… they help to really lift this space against the cool colours.

The staggered height of the units across the back wall helps keep the feeling of perfect symmetry throughout, framing the cooking area beautifully, whilst hiding the extraction unit. If the extractor been left visible, it would have made the design look too busy.

Mixing metallics like brass in the handles and tap, and the copper in the lights keeps the space feeling contemporary. Love it!

So, which one was YOUR favourite?? Let me know!


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