Ensuring Efficient Energy Consumption _ For any business_oriented kitchen design, energy efficiency should be a major consideration, because it's going to save you money on utility expenses. In an energy_efficient kitchen setup, your cooking equipment should be kept far apart as is feasible while still remaining convenient. For instance, your cooking equipment should be strategically positioned to optimize on the kitchen exhaust hood. Foodservice Consultants Society International, a global professional design and management consulting services organization estimates that energy savings from efficient kitchen equipment could be as much as 40%, which is nearly 3 to 6 per cent of your total kitchen operating costs.
Select Your Base Kitchen Cabinets _ First select your base cabinets. The choice will depend on the service you are using, but one high_quality furniture company that hand_makes custom furniture offers a variety of base units in widths from 9 to 60 inches wide, all by 24 inches deep and 34Ǒ inches high. Units offered include normal storage cabinets, 9 and 12 inch wide pull_out spice racks, waste units, drawer units, corner Lazy Susan, sink base and base for a dishwasher. There is also a 24 inch wide and 84 inch high pantry unit with seven shelves. You can mix and match all or any of these to fit the space available to you to the nearest nine inches. You can then select your upper cabinets.