With under-cabinet LED lighting you don’t know what you’re missing until you see how awesome it is. Sure, a kitchen or a bathroom would still be functional and good-looking without LED light bulbs under its cabinets but this small features has such a big impact on the whole decor and ambiance that it would be a real shame not to make the most of it. This is a great type of task lighting that comes in very handy especially when positioned above the prep counter.
A lot of kitchens use under-cabinet LED lights to put the spotlight on a particular section of the counter or to illuminate the backsplash and make it stand out a bit more by accentuating its color, texture or pattern.
There are various different types of LED light strips and bulbs which can be used for this particular task. They can give out both warm and cool light and can be positioned in a lot of different ways and spaces.
Add some LED lights above the sink to put the spotlight on this area. It will help when you’re washing the dishes and you’ll be able to add some extra lighting if needed or to only use these if you prefer a more intimate ambiance in the room.
It can also be practical to use LED strips to illuminate a storage nook under the kitchen cabinet. Perhaps you have a few small shelves or compartments for spices and utensils that could use some accent lighting.
For aesthetic purposes you can install under-cabinet lights to actually brighten up the space in case the color palette is dark. For example, a kitchen with black or dark-colored cabinetry could use such a feature to look less gloomy.
When the backsplash is a focal point for the kitchen, a long strip of LED lights that goes from one end of the upper cabinets to the other can highlight a certain texture, a pattern or an interesting color. This particular design perfectly illustrates this concept.
Another interesting idea is to use under-cabinet LED lights to visually delineate the cabinets from the backsplash in case they feature the same color or are very similar in some other way.
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