Under Shelf Lighting - Say Yes to the Possibilities!

Post date: Jun 28, 2017 4:11:50 PM

Does your kitchen or living room feel a little dark, boring, or underwhelming? If you're looking to brighten up a room while adding some depth and pizzazz, consider adding accent lighting. Accent lighting not only brightens up a space but it can create an added level of sophistication to a room.

One of the most popular spaces for under cabinet lighting, by far, is the kitchen,

There are a few different types of lights you can purchase for the underside of your cabinets or shelves. As mentioned above, one energy efficient DIY way is to use LED reel lights. They are easy to find and relatively inexpensive.

There are many alternatives to LED reel lights, including strip light bars, puck lights, rope lights and tape lights. Before choosing an under cabinet light, research the options available and determine which is best suited for your intended purpose. For example, strip lights typically provide a more intense light stream than rope lights. Rope lights are less functional, and add a softer ambiance to the room.

For the beginner do-it-yourselfer, try battery powered under shelf lights. You can find both puck lights and light bars that are battery powered online. This is a great option if you want to avoid doing any of your own electrical work. Ultimately, under shelf lighting is a creative way to enhance the design of your room.

But if you want to avoid the DIY headache, get professional assistance for the installation of your new under shelf cabinet lighting by contacting a local professional handyman. Pellatt Qualified Handyman can reached at 920-397-7576.

lining the edge of your cabinetry above your countertops. That’s a great space for under shelf lighting because the light is both functional and decorative, providing light for cooking while at the same time showcasing your designer kitchen. If you have granite or quartz counter tops, the light will reflect the flecks of color or sparkle in the rock, creating a beautiful effect. The living room or bedroom is also a great space to add under shelf lighting. Try adding LED reel lights to the underside of a bookshelf to show off your collection of literature.

The same LED reel lights can really be installed under any shelf -- try highlighting pictures of your loved ones or artwork displayed on a shelf. Curio cabinets can also be enhanced with the addition of small LED reel lights.