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Electrical  /  October 3, 2021

What Is Under-Cabinet Lighting?

The benefits of adding under-cabinet lighting

Few kitchen situations are more irritating than not being able to see what you’re chopping, stirring, or sauteing. Plating food in dimly lit conditions can be frustrating as well. The solution? Under-cabinet lighting. If you’ve never heard of this type of lighting, you’ve likely seen it at a friend’s house, in a home improvement store, or even on TV. Read through our suggestions below for kitchens that need a little bit of help with their luminescence and learn more about how hiring an electrician in Kelowna through Handyman Connection can help you quickly remedy the problem of a dark kitchen.

What Is Under-Cabinet Lighting?

Under-cabinet lighting is lighting that is placed under cabinets to illuminate countertops and any other spaces below. Many home builders seem to think that this type of lighting is not a necessity and do not include it in the home’s final plans. We beg to differ. Under-cabinet lighting can add value to your home, create a special ambiance in the kitchen area, and help with safety measures in kitchens that do not have adequate brightness from ceiling lights alone.

Benefits of Under-Cabinet Lighting

Homeowners who wish to completely remodel their kitchens, as well as those who feel that their kitchen could use a small upgrade, will be pleased to know that under-cabinet lighting is affordable, easy to install, and, quite simply, nice to look at. Below are four ways in which under-cabinet lighting can improve your life in the kitchen.

 1. It Increases Kitchen Visibility

If you spend a lot of time cooking in your kitchen, you understand the benefit of being able to clearly see your countertop without necessarily flooding the entire room with light. Good lighting isn’t just about installing a giant fluorescent strip over your kitchen — it’s about creating both visibility and ambiance. Under-cabinet lighting gives you both, and it also reduces annoying shadows from overhead due to the fact that it shines directly from the bottom of your cabinets onto your counters.

 2. It Saves Space

Have you been struggling to put a lamp on the kitchen counter or are you thinking about installing more overhead or pendant lights to brighten up the space? These are both good options, but in smaller kitchens, it can be tough to squeeze everything into the room. Under-cabinet lighting doesn’t require any additional space.

 3. It Can Be Installed Quickly and Easily

You have several different options when it comes to under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen. Under-cabinet light fixtures may be connected to a switch that you can turn on and off like the rest of your house lights, they may be an LED strip, or they may be small, individually placed LED bulbs. Installing these little lights can be very simple when compared to a new overhead light or a pendant light. Schedule your free consultation with us to better determine the type of under-cabinet lights that would look best in your space.

 4. It Adds Home Value

The glow of under-cabinet lighting can add instant value to any kitchen you see. Multiple light sources create dimensionality in your kitchen space and soften harsh lines that could be caused by overhead or fluorescent lights. It’s also very affordable even for the most budget-conscious homeowner.

Electrical Repair Services and Installation in Kelowna

Whether you wish to discuss a large home renovation project with our experienced handymen or schedule a small upgrade that involves placing a few under-cabinet lights in your kitchen, give Handyman Connection of Kelowna a call or contact us online today. We are happy to walk you through your options, talk about pricing, and schedule a free estimate in which you can discuss any and all questions you have about the process.

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