I hope to point you in the right direction with this question as there is no one size fits all answer. Much will depend upon your needs and projects which drive your work. For some a sled is the best option while many prefer both a sled and miter gauge.
Considering that the table saw is the heart of any shop a table saw fence is absolutely critical to its purpose. It must be capable of accurate measuring for the cut and producing repeatable results to the blade.
I am not an Incra Ibox fan boy by any means nor was I paid for this review. I do not make a penny from any suggestion I make here about Incra.
The Incra Ibox just hits the ball out of the park. It is absolutely solid in terms of performance and repeatability. There are parts of it that can be touchy yet it is supposed to be. It allows for some serious fine tuning on the cut.
Believe it or not there is an easy way to setup a wood shop layout in your floor plan. Every woodworker has faced frustrations of limited space from garages to the small outbuilding. Some are lucky enough to have an open basement. My workshop setup is in an older mobile home I refitted as a shop.
In terms of an electric planer there are many options on the market for wood planing solutions. The question becomes what will better serve you in terms of your work. Benchtop planers have become popular in past years as compared to a stationary planer. Part of this is the difference in cost between the two.
When it comes to small projects or cleaning a larger project it is hard to beat dremel wood carving bits. Of all the options available on the market this is one of my go to art tools for wood art. The value and function really is hard to beat. It is important to note that this is a wood shaping tool more than a traditional cutting tool. Nevertheless I will discuss how it can be used effectively.
If you talk to a woodworker about table saw blades for art they may look at you funny. Nevertheless the general rules for wood cutting apply. After all artwork for wood is woodworking taken to the next level.
It is about accuracy and artistic value of design in fine woodworking. Having the right saw blade is critical to your success in achieving that accuracy needed for wood art.