Investing in Energy Efficient Equipment _ When you're acquiring new cooking equipment, think about the whole product life_cycle costs, which ideally should include the acquisition price, and the annual costs of energy plus any other long_term expenses linked with that particular equipment. In addition, make sure it meets the Australian Institute of Environmental Health recommended Food Premises and Equipment Standards.
Specify Unique Dimensions _ Not all online kitchen design firms offer this service when you design your kitchen online, but some enable you to specify unique dimensions that vary from the standard sizes. This is very useful because it enables you fill in all your wall space without unsightly spaces. So you might want one cabinet a few inches wider or narrower to completely fill a wall either side of your cooker, for example. This service tends to be offered by firms that customize their furniture for their clients _ generally found only with true craftsmen that hand_make their kitchen furniture to order.