The next step is to layout your kitchen cabinets. Standard cabinets come in widths with 3" increments, so you can use them in almost any kitchen layout. Here is another area where an experienced kitchen designer can save you lots of time and frustration. Once the basic kitchen layout is complete, the designer can assist you in including the details that really make a kitchen a showpiece. How about a plate rail or open end shelves for added appeal? Is a wine rack appropriate in your kitchen design? It is the little details, which you may not have even thought about, that make any kitchen really special.
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.