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Arts & Crafts, Mission and Shaker Style Kitchens

The Arts and Crafts movement began in England in the late 1800’s as a reaction to styles that had developed from machine production during the industrial revolution. In the U.S. the movement was furthered in the early 1900’s most notably by Gustav Stickley. The terms “Craftsman”, “Mission Style” and “Stickley” are often used interchangeably to describe this design style.

The emphasis of this style is placed more on the quality of the materials used and hand crafting construction methods. It is defined by a clean and more simplistic aesthetic and when done properly will provide dramatic results in your new kitchen.

Arts and Crafts Kitchen - Click to Enlarge

Arts and Crafts Kitchen - Click to Enlarge

Arts and Crafts Kitchen - Click to Enlarge

Shaker style cabinetry is similar to Arts and Crafts style with some subtle differences that dramatically affect the overall look and feel. Arts and Crafts tends to be more thickly proportioned than Shaker style. The Shaker style will focus less on joinery techniques and you’ll see fewer exposed dovetails, buttons and plugs. A good way to describe it might be to imagine Shaker style as a more contemporary and delicate version of Arts and Crafts cabinetry.

Shaker Style Kitchen - Click to Enlarge

Shaker Style Kitchen - Click to Enlarge

Shaker Style Kitchen - Click to Enlarge

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