If you are preparing for a kitchen remodel, you have probably already picked out countertops, flooring, and your cabinet color. While you are in the middle of making all of the design decisions, don’t forget about one very important feature: lighting. Kitchens are the heart of the home and are used for entertaining as well as a large work station. Don’t overlook the significance of proper lighting throughout the kitchen area, especially under the cabinets. Here are some things you should know about under-cabinet lighting from the kitchen remodeling experts at Booher Remodeling Company.
Uses of Under-Cabinet Lighting
- Tasks– lighting under the perimeter cabinets allows for ample lighting over workspaces so that all corners of the kitchen can be utilized.
- Safety– safely use knives and put them away with well-lit countertops. With a dimmer switch you can dim the lights at night so that people can pass through the kitchen without stubbing toes and bumping into furniture.
- Ambient– Dimmers can adjust your lighting depending on the time of day and your current mood. You can also include colored lights that complement your kitchen’s color scheme, or just for fun.
Benefits of LED Lights
LED lights are great for under-cabinet lighting and offer several benefits including:
- Long Lasting– LEDs consume 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 50,000-100,000 hours
- Safety– LED lights do not get hot, so are safe to the touch. Plus, they do not contain toxic mercury that could harm you or your family if the bulb breaks.
- Color Options– LED lights offer many color options ranging from cool to warm, as well as natural daylight shades. This will allow you to customize the way they shed light on your countertops.
- Minimally Invasive Wires– LEDs provide a sleek look, and the wires can be easily hidden allowing for a seamless integration.
Booher Remodeling can help you with each step of the kitchen remodeling process. Let our design team assist in choosing the best under-cabinet lighting scheme for your kitchen layout and for the needs of your family. Contact us today at (317) 852-5546 or request a free consultation online.