Sunday, May 15, 2016

Under Cabinet Lights

Whether you are getting ready to do a complete kitchen remodel, build a new house or add a tile backsplash, now is the time to think about under cabinet lights. Mounted on the bottom of wall cabinets, these small fixtures add an amazing amount of task lighting and ambiance at night. Low profile LED tape light is all we use these days. It's simple to install, provides nice, even light and is long lasting.

The best way to install them is to have one switch to control all of the under cabinet lights. That requires a wire under every wall cabinet that is controlled by one switch. When you are building a new home, remodeling your kitchen or before you add a tile backsplash, that is the time to wire for it. Once that tile is on the wall, you don’t want to tear into that to get the wires in the right location. But a good electrician can work around a tile backsplash. I wasn't smart enough to put under cabinet lights in my kitchen before putting up my tile backsplash. But recently Blue Moon Electric worked their magic and now I have under cabinet lights. I LOVE them! And can't imagine why it took me so long to get them put in.

Yes, they may be nice but how much do they cost? Depending on how much footage you need and if you decide to do it yourself or hire someone to install them for you, you could be looking at a couple hundred dollars or a couple thousand dollars. Didn’t budget for this? Take my word for it and spend the extra money to include this. Maybe that means saving up for a couple more months before you begin your project or sacrificing in another area. Just do it. You will not be sorry.

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