Planning to build your dream kitchen? Yes, that’s adulting at its best!
From selecting the most practical and functional appliances to styling the shelves — simply a joy ride for many.
For others, not so much!
However, remodeling or building a new kitchen from scratch shouldn’t be a nightmare. The rule of thumb is that your kitchen should be spacious, functional, aesthetically pleasing, budget-friendly, and easy to maintain. That’s basically our mantra at 215mercury.com.
Now moving onto the latest trend “Under Counter Lighting” Yay or Nay?
Let’s give you a glimpse of what we think- based on experts’ opinions and existing homeowners with custom-built under-counter lights.
Increase Value of Home
Remodeling your kitchen is one of the best ways to skyrocket the value of your house. Not to forget you get to enjoy the spruced-up modern kitchen space as long as you live there.
According to Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel can easily recoup up to 72% of the cost incurred during the process. Considering adding modern under cabinet light fixtures as an investment, helps put things in perspective.
Show Off Backsplash
Strategically installed LED under cabinet lights illuminate the backsplash and bring out its real prettiness. On the other hand, overhead fluorescent lights don’t draw any focus on the backsplash tiles (which to be honest you have spent tons of money on).
Without a doubt, dim LED lights installed under the counters look absolutely heart-warming and give off a warm subtle glow. Even though you can always install plug-in LED light fixtures whenever you please, getting hardwired light fixtures ( also called direct wire) during the remodel produces a custom look since there are no cords to worry about.
Save Money on Electricity Bill
Contrary to popular belief, under-cabinet LED lights actually save you money on electricity bills because LED bulbs are far more energy-efficient than fluorescent light bulbs. Plus, they last way longer and don’t produce heat.
Moreover, you only need to turn on the fixture for the area you want to use. As a result, you end up utilizing less energy.
Light up Where You Need It
Under counter kitchen lights help keep your surface well lit exactly where you need it. It’s so convenient that you can work in your kitchen without turning on the overhead light.
Even recessed lighting doesn’t bring the right amount of light on your work surface like under counter lights do. Use the dimmers to control how much light you need- during the day or night and save your eyesight from the perils of a dark counter area.
Call us today for a free in-home consultation and estimate and let us help you reflect your personality in the most used room of the house!