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Undercabinet Lighting Options

The kitchen has become the central gathering location for friends and family within the home, rapidly gaining on the family room. Moreover, it is listed as the number one selling feature when marketing your home. Therefore, cabinet design, appliances, accessories, and lighting are all important. Not only is it important to have optimal natural lighting and well-placed overhead lighting, but undercabinet lighting can be equally as significant. Sometimes, despite adequate overhead lighting, the counter space under the cabinets can still be full of shadows. Task lighting can provide a helpful, direct lighting source when working, and it can be more energy efficient as well.

Planning a kitchen remodel can be a big undertaking, and it can be quite easy to overlook small details such as task lighting. However, the extra attention is well worth the additional time and expense. Relatively inexpensive, undercabinet lighting is a simple way to save energy and add design at the same time. Control your energy usage through task-oriented lighting, low-wattage bulbs, and dimmer switches. Here are 3 possibilities.

Xenon– Xenon is a popular line that offers a variety of undercabinet task or puck lights. Sizes vary depending on need, and there are several different colors and finishes to choose from.

Florescent - Also available in task or puck lights, these are low-profile and give off less heat than halogen or Xenon lights.

Halogen- Although less energy efficient, halogen lights offer a clean, bright alternative to florescent lighting. Available in tracks, pucks, or task undermounts, these are inexpensive and simple to install.

There is no need to settle for working in dark shadows when you can have warm, well-planned ambiance. One of our certified electrical contractors will be more than happy to give you a free estimate for lighting up your kitchen.

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