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            Small Shaker Kitchen Ideas

            Craft a traditional look in a compact space with small shaker kitchen ideas, which show how to make the most of every square foot. Simplicity and function are key principles of shaker design, which makes shaker kitchens a practical, timeless choice for your home, however modest its dimensions. From colours and finishes that give the illusion of space, to layouts that maximise a limited footprint, find kitchen ideas to transform even the smallest room with a heritage-inspired scheme.


            • 1. Lift with light colours

              A simple palette of similar tones will help a small room look bright and open. @h.isforhome chose fresh white to boost the sense of space in a shaker design.
            • 2. Soft focus

              Opting for matt fronts makes a modest shaker layout feel serenely spacious. To enhance this effect, @reno_rookie_wales matched it with a muted colour.
            • 3. Scale down the island

              Shaker design has its roots in social gatherings, and an island sets the scene for hosting. @njsladecarpentry uses a compact feature to avoid crowding the space.
            • 4. A palette that pops

              A classic, single-wall layout allows for colour creativity in a small space. For example, @dustsheets_and_decor played with deep green as a one-wall feature.
            • 5. Utilise the U

              Functionality is key in shaker designs, so pick layouts that maximise compact dimensions. U-shaped floorplans use three sides to boost storage and workspace.
            • 6. Go for a galley

              Galleys are a popular layout for narrow spaces, with parallel units to maximise practicality. With framed fronts, leading lines can make a room appear longer.
            • Larder cabinet in a small shaker kitchen, fitted with wood-effect accessories inside to organise storage.

              7. Pantry power

              Pantries are a shaker stable and larder units recreate this in a small footprint. Using the height of the room increases storage while freeing up floorspace.
            • Pull-out corner storage in a marine blue, small shaker kitchen. The storage has space for plates and saucepans.

              8. Clean and clutter-free

              Clutter draws the eye away from shaker details in small spaces. Opt for pull-out accessories, keeping surfaces clear and letting decorative designs stand out.
            • 9. Convenience on tap

              Matching the shaker aesthetic, @morricehome used a classic spray tap to craft a multifunctional washing area on a small scale, for everyday meals or entertaining.
            • 10. A compact classic

              Butler bowls are synonymous with shaker. @atno22.ourhome chose a shallow option, offering heritage charm and matching the proportions of a small room.
            • A small shaker kitchen from the Chelford marine blue range. The shot includes wall-mounted plate racks and brass accessories

              11. Swap in open storage

              Plate racks take up minimal space, which is why @littlehouseinlondon added one to their little layout. The vintage design gives this storage spot a shaker aesthetic.
            • 12. Fit for a feast

              Hosting is at the heart of traditional homes. If space is limited, boost dinner party credentials with a split cavity oven that cooks multiple, different dishes at once.

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