Kitchens are the stomping grounds for families across the world. It’s the one common room in the house where everybody goes; where issues like what movie to watch, which radio station to listen to, and fights over the TV remote take a backseat. For this reason and many others, the kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the house and the best in terms of return on investment when considering renovations. If you’ve been in or seen pictures of recently built homes, you’ll notice that among the countless amazing architectural and design improvements in modern houses, the kitchen stands out the most. One of the more visually pleasing upgrades to the contemporary kitchen is under cabinet lighting, and here are several reasons why you should consider treating your kitchen with this beautiful upgrade immediately.
LED technology provides a fantastic alternative to interior lighting at a fraction of the cost of traditional light bulbs. LEDs are perfect for under kitchen cabinet lighting because of their efficiency and low cost, so you can leave those lights on all night without worrying about a staggering electric bill at the end of the month.
Aesthetic Value & Style
Under-cabinet kitchen lighting just looks cool. Whether you’re hanging out at the house alone or entertaining guests, you can be sure the ambiance of your fancy LEDs won’t go unnoticed. Lights under your kitchen cabinets bounce off of the counters to create a beautiful glow that fills the room, just enough to make sure you can get to your midnight snack safe and sound!
If you don’t currently have lighting under your kitchen cabinets, you may have noticed that when the kitchen lights are on, the area under your cabinets tends to be the darkest in the room. That’s as ironic as it is unfortunate because the kitchen counters are the most used part of a kitchen. But no worries! This addition of LED lights will make sure there’s never another dull moment as you strive to achieve your culinary goals.
Options for under cabinet lighting are vast, such as LED Puck Lights, Light Rolls, and Light Strips just to name a few. There are even halogen, incandescent, and xenon lighting options. The best part is that installation can be a breeze! Of course the complexity of the installation changes based on your configuration and the type of lighting you choose, but it’s a good thing there’s always Google!
The best part about under cabinet lighting is that it looks a lot more expensive than it really is. As we mentioned before, upgrades to your kitchen are one of the best overall investments you can make to your house. Under cabinet lighting is sure to bring you a great return on investment, along with the wow factor you want from potential buyers if/when you decide to sell your home.