Under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen can greatly improve the functionality and visual appeal of the space. This minor upgrade offers several big benefits for your kitchen without the high cost of a major remodel.
Read on as Handyman Connection® of Mansfield discusses how to use under-cabinet lighting to your advantage:
Kinds of Under-Cabinet Lighting
There are different types of under-cabinet lighting that you can choose for your kitchen, and each one creates completely different lighting effects. Among the popular types are halogen, xenon and fluorescent bulbs.
Lighting fixtures also come with different configurations to match your needs. Rope and ape lighting make excellent low-level light sources across the length of your cabinets. For additional illumination, you can also place puck lights throughout the room. They work well as night lights too. For a larger area, we recommend using lighting bars, which provide bright and even lighting.
Customize your under-cabinet lighting fixtures by selecting different accent colors or using LED alternatives for better energy efficiency. These help create depth and add visual interest to the room. We recommend investing in motion sensors, as well, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally leaving the lights on when you leave your home and wasting energy.
Benefits of Under-Cabinet Lighting
Under-cabinet lighting provides focused lighting on countertops and other areas of your kitchen, making preparing and cooking food much easier. It allows you to see details better, which improves your safety. With the right choice in lighting, you can also improve the beauty of your kitchen.
To learn more about lighting at home, look no further than Handyman Connection of Mansfield. As the leading general contractor, we can provide you with quality services. Contact us today at (817) 500-5420 to learn more. You can also request a free estimate.