We thought a little light under the new cabinets would be a crowning touch to our remodel.
These “puck lights” from Home Depot ( We bought white ) are meant to be plugged in, but we cut the cords and hard-wired them to a dimmer switch by the sink. Way more chic than plugging everything in like caveman.
This wasn’t easy, but very necessary. My brother Ben helped us do the wiring. Before we hung the cabinets, I ran a length of cable up each wall and into the attic. While Ben was working on connecting the lights under each cabinet, I was up in the attic….on my belly….in the insulation……twisting all three cables together. Ben made the puck light connections behind each electrical outlet, so there are no wierd mounted boxes. I think this was just brilliant. ‘Course we did ALL this before we put up the tile.
Here’s what they look like …
Pretty Cool, Right?
Just love them, but I didn’t want to see them while we are sitting at the table. So we built trim for under each cabinet with select pine strips.
I put the chop saw to work on those 1×2’s and then gave everything a spritz with satin glaze. Remember that Ikea didn’t make trim in our birch color? This is as close to the cabinet color as I can get. I assure you, it looks way better in person than the pictures seem to reveal.
I laid everything out under each cabinet before screwing all the pieces in place. There’s nothing greater than a well-mitered corner.
When I was finished, they looked like this. Now, keep in mind that I was practically laying on the floor when I took this picture. You can hardly see the pucks from any normal angles.
Here’s a “normal” angle. I suppose this is also a pretty good shot of the new range and vent-a-hood too…More to come on those later….