Weyhill Farm, Weyhill, Andover SP11 8DE

Shaker Style Kitchens

Shaker kitchens are truly timeless. They continue to be one of the most popular and versatile kitchen styles to date. A symbol of quality and true craftsmanship can be seen in the fielded panel detail.

Shaker kitchens work in both traditional and contemporary designs, adding to the appeal of this style of kitchen door. 

Classic Shaker Kitchens

Classic Shaker Kitchens feature beautifully understated furniture. For kitchen doors the classic shaker has a 95mm wide frame surrounding a thinner centre panel.

Authentic Shaker carpentry is renowned for its functionality, innovative joinery and craftsmanship.

Slim Shaker Kitchens

A modern twist to the classic shaker design to give a lighter airy feel to your kitchen design by reducing the frame width to as little as 55mm.

Beaded Shaker Kitchens

Internal beadings gives a more traditional feel to the classic shaker door design. 

Beading can be added to any width of door frame.

Framed Shaker Kitchens

Framed or “in-Frame” shaker doors hark back to earlier times when kitchens had a more simple look.

The framing can be separate with doors hanging on the frame or the look can be achieved with a “Mock” frame that is part of the door.

Things to take into account when deciding on a new kitchen.

  • What do you like and dislike about how your current kitchen looks?
  • What is the architectural style and age of your home? Will your new kitchen reflect this style or contrast it?
  • Which general style are you aiming for: contemporary, traditional, country or fusion?
  • What colours do you like and dislike?
  • Does the kitchen need to complement adjoining room finishes and design?
  • Do you want or need to change the access points to your kitchen – internal and external?
  • What do I like about your friends or any other kitchens you have seen?
  • List a few designs and products that you like? Create a mood board, folder or notebook with notes and images.  Include kitchen pictures, layouts, colours, descriptions, appliances – everything that catches your eye. 
  • Light – Do you have enough light to work by or will you need a whole new lighting system.
  • What’s on the wish list of everyone who uses the kitchen?
  • What do you like and dislike about how your current kitchen layout works?
  • Do you want to keep any existing appliances?
  • Does your floor need to be changed for new or can you keep or refinish the existing floor?
  • Can you, or do you, want to re-use any existing cabinetry and furniture?
  • Do you need space in the kitchen for tasks that are not cooking related like working on the computer, supervising homework etc.
  • What other non-food-related activities will take place in your new kitchen space? – dining, laundry, watching TV etc.
  • Think about the balance between storage and worksurface. How much more or less of each do you need?
  • Do you need to change the kitchen footprint or can you get the correct balance by re-organising the existing space?
  • Can you change the layout within the existing kitchen footprint, or do you need to add space by joining in another room or adding an extension to your home?
  • Do you have enough electrical outlets: Small appliances (toaster, coffeemaker, blender, mixer, etc.) and electronics (mobile phone, TV, etc.)
  • How many people will use the kitchen regularly? How old are they and does anyone have any special needs?
  • What kind of storage space will you need?
  • What will you be storing? Items to consider: dry goods, paper products, pet food, dishes, flatware, cookware, bakeware, glassware, recycling, china, table linens, small appliances, and bottled or canned food & drinks – make a list of items in your existing kitchen
  • Do you have enough fridge and freezer space? – It is critical that you design your new layout before purchasing any new appliances, especially large items like American style fridges.
  • How often do you shop – this will affect the amount of storage you need – Daily, Weekly, Monthly, In bulk? Think about how you would like to shop if your kitchen was different?
  • Allow for storage of small appliances (toaster, coffeemaker, blender, mixer, etc.) and electronics (cell phone, TV, etc.)
  • Is there enough work surface space for preparing meals?
  • Is the sink large enough? Single, double, triple bowl or second sink for prepping perhaps.
  • What about the dishwasher – is it big enough or is it even used?
  • Is fresh water easily accessible when prepping and cooking?
  • Take a long look at cooking options – range cookers, eye level ovens and microwaves, Radiant, gas or induction hob?
  • What size cooking surface do you need – 2, 4, 5, 6 ring or combinations of gas, wok, induction, grill and more options are available.
  • How many functions will your ovens need and how easy will they be to keep clean.
  • Plan on dedicated areas for food preparation, cooking, tea & coffee, cleaning, storage, eating, other activities.
  • Look at how easy the surfaces, finishes and appliances will be to use and to clean? Appliances with multiple functions are only worth the extra cost if you use the functions (e.g. steam, pyro clean, micro combination cooking to name a few)
  • How many people use the kitchen for cooking, food preparation, baking, tea & coffee
  • Is there a primary cook?  If so: Is the primary cook left- or right-handed? How tall is the primary cook? Does the primary cook have any physical limitations?
  • Is there a secondary cook?  – use the same questions
  • How do the primary and secondary cooks prefer to work? Alone, One helper, Multiple helpers
  • What is the general cooking style? Gourmet, Family, Quick and simple, Slow cooking (e.g. AGA), Roasts, Baking, Ethnic etc.
  • Do you need room for eating in the kitchen? Is this the only place to eat or is there a formal dining room?
  • Will the eating area be fixed or freestanding (kitchen table)?
  • Is an island with room for dining on one side or end the solution??
  • How often do you entertain?
  • Is your entertainment style-formal or informal?
  • When entertaining – do you cook or have caterers in?
  • How many guests do you typically invite?
  • Do you guests always end up in the kitchen?


Range cooker

Eye level oven(s)


Cooker hood


Coffee machine – freestanding, built it?




Rubbish bins

Food waste disposal unit (in sink)

Warming drawer

Wine cooler

Ice maker (fridge or dedicated)

Second dishwasher

Second fridge or freezer

Washing machine

Tumble dryer

Kettle – electric, stove top

Boiling water tap


Electrical & Lighting

More sockets

Ceiling lighting

Under cabinet lighting

Pendant lighting (over table or island)

Plinth lighting

Charging station (for mobile phones, laptops etc)

Cabinetry and storage

Standard height or tall & filled to ceiling

Soft close doors & drawers

Adjustable shelving

Internal larder drawers (space tower)

Tall corner walk in pantry

Tea coffee station behind doors in tall unit

Pull out shelves  & baskets

Pan drawers

Cutlery  & cooking implements drawers

Spice rack – in drawer or door mounted

Wine rack – base or wall unit

Appliance garage

Dresser unit – glass or solid

Bookshelf or display shelves / cupboards

Integrated or freestanding rubbish & recycling bins

Cutlery dividers

Tray dividers / Tea towel / open space

Corner solution – Le Mans, Carousel

Pull-up mixer shelf

Pull down wall storage


Style of main sink & material

Prep or bar sink

Water filter/dispenser/tap

Side spray

Water softener

Boiling water tap