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Timeless Appeal: How To Design A Contemporary Kitchen With Classic Shaker Cabinets

Trendy kitchen designs come and go, but Shaker design has truly stood the test of time. Thanks to clean, simple lines and quality craftsmanship, this centuries old style is still popular today — even in contemporary homes. If you long for a kitchen with timeless appeal, The RTA Store can help you design a contemporary kitchen with classic Shaker cabinets.


Take advantage of our free kitchen design service, and then remodel your kitchen like a pro with the help of our free ebook and stellar customer support. Best of all, you can save money by buying ready to assemble cabinets and, in true Shaker fashion, doing the work yourself.  The end result will be a beautiful new kitchen you can be proud of, and one that, like Shaker design, will be enjoyed for many years to come.


Here are four of our favorite ready to assemble Shaker cabinet collections that offer a contemporary twist on a classic style.


Heather Gray Shaker

The recessed square doors on our Heather Gray Shaker collection are made from solid eucalyptus grandis, with a gorgeous gray Waterborne UV finish by Sherwin Williams. The versatile light color and visible wood grain add rustic charm and warmth, both of which suit the modern Shaker style beautifully. These cabinets offer soft close doors and drawer glides along with a durable, all plywood box construction.

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Aspen White Shaker

The Aspen White Shaker cabinet collection is a fresh take on Shaker kitchen designs, with a bright white, Waterborne UVA finish that adds a modern touch. These cabinets feature full overlay doors and soft closing, dovetailed drawers. Minimalist by design, you can add glass doors for added wow factor, while still maintaining that classic and clean Shaker vibe.


Southport Espresso Shaker

The solid maple doors on our Southport Espresso Shaker have an oil based finish in a deep and utterly modern espresso color. Stunning and sleek, these cabinets epitomize contemporary elegance. Cash in on the mix and match trend you’ve seen on HGTV and in home magazines by pairing these cabinets with a large kitchen island in a contrasting color. Our Southport Shaker collection also comes in White!


Dark Chocolate Shaker

Dark Chocolate Shaker - The RTA StoreThese decadent cabinets feature solid birch, mortise and tenon doors with crisp Shaker lines. The rich chocolate color comes from a seven-step, acid-catalyzed finish process, with a UV coating and brushed glaze. The Dark Chocolate Shaker collection also features 6-way adjustable, concealed, European Hinges, and a full overlay design that adds a clean, upscale look to kitchen designs.


This is just a sampling of the many Shaker styles offered at The RTA Store, as well as raised and recessed panel cabinetry, and all the accessories you need to complete your kitchen remodel. So visit our website today!



At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!