Founded in 2008, the team at Bakehouse have a unique understanding of the need for a kitchen that truly is the heart of your home. Our wealth of knowledge allows us to work seamlessly within any time-frame and create beautiful, accessible spaces with a high level of distinction and sophistication. We produce both traditional and contemporary kitchens with sublime architectural detail, sympathetic to the property and its surrounding.

The Bakehouse story

Our founder and creative director Alan Ramm has always had a passion for designing high-quality furniture using authentic and time-honoured techniques. Although the business began its life at the Old Bakehouse Kilns, part of a baker’s shop in the centre of the old wood merchant town of Stamford, the origin of our ethos goes back further. When renovating the first studio, Alan’s interest in design led him to discover remnants of Shaker furniture within the building and that, along with inspiration from the nearby grand Elizabethan estate of Burghley House built by William Cecil more than 500 years ago, created a desire to bring beautiful, handcrafted English kitchens to clients worldwide. Celebrating the provenance and quality of luxury English design has been central to the Bakehouse mission from day one, always drawing on the traditional methods of joinery to create exceptional quality, long-lasting furniture with enduring style. Alan and the Bakehouse team aim to integrate traditional English carpentry methods into all bespoke projects to ensure a perfect balance between the old and new, shaping spaces that are expertly crafted to suit modern life. In 2015, the brand outgrew the original premises and relocated to the old haberdashery shop on Stamford’s St Mary’s Street, where the studio operates today.

Luxury English kitchen design

With strong heritage and a dedication to English design, we have an unrivalled drive for showcasing the very best of handcrafted luxury kitchens. By both looking to the past and striving to push forward with innovative solutions, our artisan approach makes each and every project we do unique, personal and highly considered to every last detail. All of our furniture is made in England by a highly-skilled team who continually hone their craft to ensure we lead the way in celebrating what makes English luxury bespoke design so special. We then deliver this across the globe, taking high-quality design to an international audience.

Unsurpassed service

We are proud of our wealth of knowledge, superior craftsmanship and adaptable approach to each and every project, whether residential or commercial. We believe no two projects are the same as each must be specifically tailored to meet the needs of our discerning clients and the unique lifestyles that each of us lead. Our approach is personal, approachable and collaborative and we can be as hands-on or hands-off as you like, while always maintaining discreet and respectful relationships. With painstaking consideration for every last detail – from measurements, proportions and colour coding to ensuring seamless blending with architectural features – we take the time to customise every space so it works harmoniously with setting and lifestyle. Discover our process [hyperlink to Our Process page] to learn more about how we work.