Restaurant kitchens are designed to function efficiently and safely. Why not adopt some of their tricks in your own home?

Have you ever peeked into the engine room of a busy restaurant, with all its steam, smoke, clatter and buzz? Producing sometimes hundreds of dishes a day requires a kitchen that can take the pressure, facilitate speed and ensure the safety of those in its midst. So what are the secrets of a functional commercial cook space, and how can we adapt some of them to our own busy kitchens?