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Why we Chose Shaker Kitchen Cabinets for our Renovation

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Sharing why we chose shaker kitchen cabinets for our renovation and the best cabinet storage ideas for pots and pans, spices and small kitchen appliances. One of the biggest decisions you can make during a kitchen renovation or build project is choosing kitchen styles and cabinet materials. Of course budget will play a role so you need to do your homework to ensure you get the best quality kitchen cabinet materials you can for your budget. This post contains affiliate links.

This renovation took place at our old house and since then, we have updated several kitchen with shaker kitchen cabinets. You can see part 1 and part 2 of our kitchen renovation to get caught up if you are behind. Today I wanted to share a bit about our fantastic sponsor, MasterBrand Cabinets.

Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

MasterBrand is the largest cabinet manufacturers in North America and is the parent company for a number of different cabinet brands. We chose their Diamond Line in a shaker style because it provided gorgeous design and storage options and most important, high quality solid wood options.

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Diamond is a subsidiary of MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., an industry leader that comprises of quality cabinet brands. Since 1926, MasterBrand Cabinets has earned its reputation as one of America’s top cabinetmakers and Diamond has contributed significantly to this achievement.

Shaker Style Cabinet Doors

What I love about this cabinet line, is its stylish door options, organizational drawer and cabinet features and an abundance of color finishes to choose from. Shaker kitchen cabinets are a neutral design and will coordinate nicely with any decor. 

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Shaker kitchen cabinets are made with a solid panel and frame design offering clean classic lines. Shaker kitchen cabinets are affordable and a very popular design choice.

We choose the Maple Anden 5 piece square shaker door style in white. You have to see all the stain and color finishes available, it’s so much fun to choose. 

Of course, colors always look different online vs. in person but I must say, their site is really good at giving you a clear image of what you built. The colors are very close, at least in my experience.

Wood Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing a kitchen cabinet wood species can also be a little challenging, especially if you don’t know anything about wood. We didn’t really know what we wanted but the one thing we did know, was that we wanted solid wood. A wood that would last for years and hold up to everyday wear and tear. Of course, your budget will play a huge role in what species of wood you choose.

Oak, maple and cherry are very popular wood choices for cabinets and for us, we didn’t want to see a lot of the wood grain so maple ended up being our favorite. It’s all a matter of preference. I highly recommend you touch and feel a door sample in person.

Here is and example of what the white Anden shaker door looks like in a bathroom. You can see the shaker style cabinet doors below feature a minimal door design while offering the ability to coordinate with modern flat face drawers. I also love the large cabinet pull handles. 

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As a bonus, I am sharing below the kitchen cabinet storage options that we picked and if you are in the middle of a kitchen remodel or renovation, you need to consider pull out kitchen drawers for pots and pans, a pull out spice rack and pull out racks for small appliances. Corner lazy susans have also come a long way offering a variety of solid wood pull out options.

Kitchen Cabinets – Storage 

One of my favorite features of our new kitchen is the storage and organizational options.

This pull out spice cabinet below is to die for! If you are interested in installing pull out kitchen cabinet spice rack in your existing kitchen, check out this pull out spice rack that you can add to an existing lower cabinet. I love this idea! 

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This pull out shelving unit for pots and pans is genius and helps keep your cabinets organized. Here are a couple pull out shelf ideas if you want to install them in your existing kitchen. This cookie sheet and cutting board pull out drawer is perfect to keep things organized as well as this wire pots and pan pull out drawer. If you prefer a wooden pull out shelf (we have these), you can find them here on Amazon

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You have no idea how excited we are over the pull out wooden shelves.

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Whoever invented the pull out utility cabinet is a genius. Isn’t this thing amazing? Here is a 2 tier pull out option for heavy duty items. Here is a smaller pots and pans organizer that you can install in your existing cupboard – it’s kind of cool!

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Updated: The kitchen renovation before and after can be seen here. It’s amazing and you won’t believe the difference! You can also click the links below to start at the beginning of the renovation. 

Kitchen Series Posts:

Kitchen Before

Delivery of Cabinets

Ripping out old Cabinets

How to choose kitchen cabinets

Installing the hood vent

Installing new cabinets

Kitchen Reveal before and after 

Mudroom Installation Wall in Kitchen

Designing a kitchen can be so overwhelming especially if you have never done it before. Working with a design specialist is key in my opinion. They have so many ideas and suggestions that you may have never thought of. Wondering where you can touch, feel and purchase these gorgeous cabinets?

Use the Masterbrand store locator here. Simply put in your zip code and a list of stores will appear.

Disclosure: Our kitchen renovation series is sponsored by MasterBrand.

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  1. These cabinets look gorgeous! Love all the features like the spice drawer!

  2. Jeannie @ For what it's worth says:

    Beautiful, what a nice kitchen.

  3. Gorgeous cabinets! I love the organizational features—the spice cabinet and spot for lids has me green with envy!

  4. I’ve always dreamed of having pull-out kitchen cabinets. I’m so excited for you, that you’re able to have them. I’m really looking forward to the big reveal.

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