Kitchen cabinet updating
The shelf resembles a shallow drawer that glides out for easy access to items stored in the back of the cabinet.Our shelf was built for a standard 24-inch-deep by 33-inch-wide base cabinet, but its design is adaptable to virtually any size cabinet.There's a missing element in most American kitchens, and it's not a ,500 range or a 4-acre refrigerator. The hidden fixtures of undercabinet task lighting, which are fairly easy to retrofit beneath upper wall cabinets, bathe the countertop in bright white light—a boon for everything from dicing veggies to reading recipes.Connect the fixtures to a dimmer switch, and you also have the key to dramatic accent lighting or a night light for midnight snackers.It's amazing what a little veneer and some new doors can do to brighten an aging space.
Dishware, serving pieces, table linens—a sideboard packs a whole lot of storage space into a relatively small footprint, making it a handy addition to any household.
If you're a bit tentative about working with electricity, don't worry.
This installation is simple and shock-free, as long as you cut the juice at the breaker box first.
Because these thick wood-slab tops have their edge or end grain exposed, they are stronger than wood laid on the flat.
That means they resist warping and nicks better than laminate and almost as well as stone.
For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Install Undercabinet Lighting.