When you are remodeling your kitchen, the lighting should be as much a priority as any other element. Remember that lighting in the kitchen plays an important role in visibility, food presentation, and more. One of the things that you should consider is investing in under-cabinet lighting to help brighten things up and improve your visibility. Here's a look at a few of the reasons why under-cabinet lighting is a great option.
When you want to improve visibility and brighten up your countertop workspace without needing harsh overhead lighting that's far brighter than it would otherwise need to be, under-cabinet lights are a great solution. These lights are smaller than overhead lights but they direct light to targeted areas, so you get the benefit of vibrant illumination without excess energy costs. This helps you balance visibility with your home's energy bills.
No matter how big your kitchen feels, it's common to find it too small for everything that you need on the counters. Save yourself some of that valuable counter space by eliminating the need for lamps on the counter. Under-cabinet lighting puts all of your lights up out of the way so that you're not sacrificing any of that valuable kitchen space for the light that you want.
Reducing the shadows and dark areas in your kitchen is important for safety, especially when you have pets and children. Installing under-cabinet lights helps you to distribute lighting more evenly throughout the kitchen so that you eliminate those shadows and dark spots. Your kitchen space will be safer and well-lit for everyone who needs to go in there.
Convenient for Nighttime
If you like to leave a light on for your children or so that you can see to get a drink at night, you might have nightlights plugged in throughout your house. This takes up outlet space that you could use for other things. If you don't want to sacrifice an outlet in your kitchen, under-cabinet lights might be the solution. You can leave one of the under-cabinet lights on and the soft, diffused light will be enough to make it easier to see in the kitchen at night.
These are just a few of the many benefits of investing in under-cabinet lighting for your kitchen's lighting needs. Talk with your remodeling contractor or your electrician today to see how under-cabinet lighting could fit into your new kitchen design.