Once you've chosen your kitchen cabinets and worktops, you might then be wondering how to choose kitchen appliances that suit your style of cooking and kitchen. The most basic kit comprises oven, hob and extractor. You can then create more flexibility by adding a second oven and perhaps a microwave and steam oven.
You'll also need a dishwasher - they use much less water than washing-up by hand - and a cooling product such as a fridge-freezer.
Whatever kitchen appliance you're looking for, make sure it's energy efficient by choosing a model with an A rating. Some appliances now come with A+, A++ or even A+++ ratings and these will not only work more efficiently but they will also cut back on energy bills, too. Independent retailers are a great place to purchase, as you'll benefit from their expert knowledge, demonstration skills and after-care service - and you won't get that on the Internet.
The next step is to think about the features and functions for each appliance that will make your life simpler.