Good Questions: Help With Undercounter Lighting?

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Hello AT,

I am renovating my Brooklyn home by myself and some friends and I am stumped about under cabinet lighting. I really want one for under each cabinet but do not want the wires showing and I really didn’t want to put too many holes in the cabinets? Any ideas? The walls are still open so I can run lines. I have pictures of my cabinets in the kitchen but do not know how to include it in this e-mail to you.

Thanks, Stacey

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Dear Stacey,

That’s a great pic. We would site strip lights under each cabinet box along the rear wall – in the center between the front edge and the back edge. Undercounter strip lights are easy to buy and you can get them cheap or expensive in different lengths. Look at our Stores Guide under lighting for resources.

We would recommend halogen lights and hardwire them either into your wall or tight along the top edge under the cabinets. You can do this with a minimum of electric cable and all these units have multiple openings to help you wire them any way you want to. You won’t see any wiring this way and you will have awesome light.

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