Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.
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How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

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Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

I have been wanting to add task lighting to my prep zone in the corner of our kitchen in our third fixer-upper (check out this post on how to design your kitchen around these 4 work zones!) 

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

Albrillo Dimmable LED Under Cabinet Light Kit

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

I found this kit for $29 on Amazon.  It had over 1,000 5 star reviews, and I would add myself to that list. 

I highly recommend it, and the cords you see above are extensions between the lights allowing this kit to work in a variety of places.

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 minutes!)

You use these plastic clips to anchor the lights to underneath the cabinets.

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

#1. Plug in the lights and run up the wall.

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

First, plug the lights in and start running the line from there.  You can connect multiple sets together if you want more than 3 lights.  Above you can see I ran mine between the brick up the corner and then under the cabinet.

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

#2. Cover the wire to the dimmer with colored duct tape.

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

White duct tape did the trick.  After the grout goes on I will do the same thing, but add a screw or two through the duct tape to hold the tape in place.

#3. Mark the holes for the anchors.

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Hold your light wherever you want it under the cabinet and mark the front of it with a pencil in two places and then screw in the plastic anchors. 

A note – plug the light in when you hold it under the cabinet so that you have it placed where the light benefits you most!  Then mark your lines.

#4. Snap the LED strips into the anchors.

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

Snap the light in and voila.  Connect the line, and run it to the next cabinet.

Rinse and repeat.

After

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

Here is the final product. 

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 minutes!)

Here is the dimmer feature tucked away in the back.

 

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

BEFORE:

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And AFTER!

It really is remarkable how much light it puts off. 

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

I like turning them down a little to give a soft glow in the evening. 

I highly recommend this under-kitchen cabinet lighting kit!  It could also be used in a hutch, armoire, behind drop crown molding, etc.

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How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]
How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]
How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

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  1. We put lights under our cabinets, too, and it makes such a difference! I like how you painted the area under your cabinets a bright white to help reflect the light. Mine is still stock brown. 🙁 The previous owner painted the kitchen cabinets black and its such a light sucker, even with the under the cabinets light. I really like what you’ve done with your cabinets to make the whole area brighter.

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