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As you will see shaker style fits in well with traditional or the high-tec appliances as chosen here. To see an estimate of the cost of this kitchen click here (excel only)
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On this website you will find lots of advice and tips and ideas on designing and installing your new kitchen, whether it ends up as shaker style or not.
Our shaker kitchens with their simple classic lines are certainly fashionable at present, but their robust construction, their timeless design and the ability to refinish them in years to come will ensure their longevity. See also cottage style
Situated in the county of Gwent, on the border between Wales and England, we have been producing custom made kitchens and other bespoke furniture since 1980.
We now specialise in supplying Painted Kitchens, in Shaker or Cottage style, custom made to suit your kitchen, at lower prices than you might think.
We supply to architects, builders and homeowners. Most of our customers want a lot of input into the design.
We install our kitchens in Gwent and other areas near to our workshop, also in London when time permits. We are happy to design and deliver our painted kitchens to other parts of the country. We offer full advice on installation.
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The Shakers lived, worked and worshiped in christian communities across north-eastern America. They were founded by (Mother) Ann Lee, from Manchester, England, in the 18th Century.
"Many talents and occupations contributed to a legacy of fine craft and ingenuity, best known are the simple yet beautiful Shaker-made furnishings and tools." (from www.shakers.org/history.html)
Modern shaker style kitchens, including ours, are an attempt to emulate their achievements.
" Do your work as though you had a thousand years to live, and as if you were to die tomorrow."
Unlike the Amish communities, who spurn modern inventions, the shakers used the latest technologies to improve their work or increase their productivity. I wonder what they would have thought of MDF?
The Shakers have all but died out while the Amish and other mennonites continue to be viable. Why? May it be linked in some way to the fact that the Shaker comminities were celebate.