Should You Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen?

If there is one thing we have heard about a million times, it is that kitchens don’t always have adequate lighting. The lighting in your kitchen has a direct impact on your productivity in the kitchen and should never be an afterthought. We believe that under-cabinet lighting is crucial in any kitchen design.

You can use under-cabinet lighting for three different reasons —Tasks, Safety and Ambience. If you use the perimeter cabinetry with overhead cabinets to prepare some of your food items, you can shed some light on the situation with task lighting underneath your kitchen cabinets. Consider a complete task lighting plan that includes various task lighting options such as rotatable fixtures and bright lights.

When it comes to safety, the combination of lower wattage, LED or dimmable lights underneath cabinets are an excellent choice. In conjunction with other lighting options, it compliments tasks like chopping and working with sharp objects, but when used on its own, it allows a safe route into the kitchen at night or early in the morning. No more waking up the entire house when sneaking to the kitchen for a midnight snack.

Under-cabinet lighting can also create ambience in your kitchen and ensures a cosy mood. Whether used for a romantic kid-free dinner or to slowly wake up in the morning while enjoying your morning coffee, ambient light is a must in every kitchen.

The right lighting/fixture choices coupled with dimming capabilities could help you tick all three boxes — safety, ambience and tasks. At ProReno we will make sure to custom-fit your kitchen cabinet lighting, so no awkward parts are dangling around.

For more awesome kitchen renovation tips or if you require a quote, speak to the friendly team at ProReno. We offer professional and affordable kitchen designs in Johannesburg and surrounds. With 16 years worth of experience, you can rest assured your kitchen renovation is in good hands. Give us a call today!

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