Here’s a Bright Idea – New Kitchen Lighting

Home Hardware
  • January 17, 2017

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One excellent and effective way to enhance the look of any room is to add some new lighting. This is especially true in the kitchen where even the smallest additions can have major impact on the style and function of the room.

Get Under It

A simple and often overlooked way to enhance the look and add to the functionality of your kitchen is to install under cabinet lighting. It will illuminate your work space and add a great ambiance to your kitchen. Under cabinet lighting can be achieved in a number of different ways, so you are sure to find the style that best suits your kitchen.

Tape Lights

The absolute simplest way to add under cabinet lighting is with light strips such as LITELINE Flexible LED Tape Light Fixture. All you do is take off the backing, press it on under the cabinet and plug it in. That’s all. It makes the counter a much brighter workspace and provides great accent lighting. With the main kitchen lights off, the tape lights act as a sort of night-light and gives the room extra appeal. The 3M tape provides superior adhesion and the LED bulbs are energy efficient and offer even light distribution. These lights come in 1, 2 and 4 metre lengths and can be used indoors or outdoors.

Puck Lights

Puck lights come in a variety of stylish finishes to help match your décor. They offer directional lighting which means that they can be positioned straight down for a bright work surface, or angled at your backsplash to create an ambient glow.

Spacing is very important when it comes to puck lighting. To avoid pooling or scallops you will want to install a puck light every 8 to 12 inches.

Bar Lights

Bar lights come in many lengths and designs. They are bars of light that provide an even light distribution below your cabinets. If you are installing multiple bar lights it’s a good idea to use linkable fixtures so that you are only working off one outlet.  Whether you’re looking for a stainless steel industrial design or a thin fixture that is easily hidden we can help you find the light fixture you’re looking for. 


 Be sure to consider your countertops when selecting your lighting. Light coloured countertops reflect the light and make lights appear brighter, alternatively dark countertops absorb the light so you will want to choose a higher lumen to achieve a bright light.

Sometimes it really is the simplest change that provides the biggest impact.

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