In most homes, the kitchen is more than just where people cook –it’s also a great space to eat, read a paper, do homework or simply just hang out. And each of these different tasks has different light requirements. So while you need a bright functional light when you’re preparing your ingredients on the counter, those lights can be a little harsh when entertaining friends and family, or when on one of those midnight snacking escapades.
Generally, today’s modern interior spaces require the ability to shift levels of lighting between efficient workspace lighting and romantic or accent lighting. It requires some level of creative thinking and design to achieve the perfect balance. In this article, we share some of the under-cabinet lighting ideas you can easily implement to enhance the look of your cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom, dining room, locker room, etc.
Under-Cabinet lighting is essentially the light fixtures that are installed bellow cabinets. They’re typically recessed, tagged away and dimmed down. Under cabinets are actually meant to enhance the look of your cabinets and other fixtures, and when correctly installed, they can make great accent lighting. Here is a quick look at different types of under cabinet lights;
Generally, under-cabinet lighting kits can either be LED, incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, or Xenon lights, depending on your preferences. Fluorescent bulbs are long-lasting and energy-efficient, but they can be a little hard to conceal. Incandescent light on the other hand product soft yellowish light and they’re quite cost-effective, but they generally don’t last very long.
Under-cabinet lights are quite robust in terms of functionality. They can work as accent lighting, ambient lighting or tasking lighting, depending on your space. These means you can install these lights anywhere you have cabinets, including the following areas;
We can’t possibly exhaust all the possible places you can use under-cabinet lighting, but the above options should give you an idea of where these types of lights work best. You actually don’t have to limit yourself to installing them under the cabinet. Feel free to install them on your countertop, above the sink, small appliances or work areas. Or you can simply use them to highlight your precious pieces of art and collectibles.