Anyways, purchasing appliances is a personal thing and a function of need, want and affordability; choices become easier if some ground work is done earlier. This would lessen the number of options available and thus help in choosing easily (divergence convergence theory of Design Thinking if you are interested).
The basic set of kitchen appliances that everybody has and installs in their modular kitchen are namely gas/electric hob, chimney hood, microwave and oven. The microwave is an appliance that has gained usage in the last 10 years and hence may or may not be a top choice for some. However, the oven is not really widely used in India as it is in many countries unless you bake a LOT or are interested in using it. Hence I consider this also to be an unnecessary expense. Of course that didn't stop me from getting one. In case you are interested in these appliances, then getting inbuilt versions of these are very helpful as they help in saving precious countertop space that would otherwise be utilized by a stand-alone microwave or an oven toaster grill (OTG) or equivalent. Of course they come at a considerable price increase compared to the standalone products.
What you should know about your appliances before you start off designing the kitchen:
Chimney Hood: It is is important to know couple of things about the hood in advance so that the planning for the chimney duct can be done well ahead. It's difficult to do these later and you might have an unsightly chimney duct running across your beautiful kitchen.
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I never thought earlier that color is that important when it comes to kitchen appliances
The appliances above are the basic ones that you will need. If you are keen or use some of the other appliances, then there are plenty that you could add to your kitchen. In-built versions of dishwashers, refrigerators to give the seamless look, wine cooler, coffee machine, warming drawers, barbecue grill, deep-fryers and perhaps more ( that I am not currently aware of ) are available to enhance your kitchen as well as your experience in it.