Knelso18
Knelso18
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  • Zimmerman, MN

Easy Under Cabinet Lighting and Hidden Cords

2 Materials
$70
30 Minutes
Easy

We have a pretty big counter area and lots of cabinets. The lighting has always been difficult. We have thought about under cabinet lighting, but I thought the cords would drive me nuts! I like organized mess.
Then one night the solution came to me... white duct tape to hide the cords. Tape them to the white bottoms of cabinets.
ordered under cabinet lights from Amazon (a coupon blog I follow showed some on sale at a great price)...
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Lights and tape... all you need beside the screwdriver.
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Here is what they looked like under my cabinet with clear packing tape... not my favorite.
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Here is with no tape and extra cords just hanging. Do not want that at all.
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Used white duct tape to cover holes too (we used to have an under cabinet DVD player, so holes still there)
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Here's a view from under the cabinet with the wires covered by the white duct tape.
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Looks so clean and not as noticeable. And the duct tape will hold!
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Dark corner... hard to see right?
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Ignore the Messy counter but see how lit up it is...
easy under cabinet lighting and hidden cords
Bought 2 sets as we have the sink separating the cabinetS. Worked perfectly. And such wonderful light!
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  • Loi21243069
    on Jan 27, 2018

    Where are the lights plugged in ??? please. share where and how. Thank you

    • Knelso18
      on Jan 27, 2018

      See photos I posted on next question... plugged in and a switch to turn on and off.

  • Don26429926
    on Jan 27, 2018

    Where did you plug them in?

    • Judy Maynard
      on Feb 19, 2018

      You can paint the cord to match the wall or tile. The manufacturer would never have that many colors of wire, It wouldn't be cost effective.

  • Carol
    on Feb 13, 2018

    How did you secure the lights I am assuming screws but maybe you came up with a better idea

    • Knelso18
      on Feb 13, 2018

      The light kit its self comes with brackets and screws. I was surprised how well they hang up and secure. They are not going anywhere!

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