Okay, Okay, Okay....here is a DIY Project that has been on our radar since we chose NOT to purchase the $500 installation for the under the cabinet lightening in the kitchen and $500 installation downstairs for our wet bar through RH. I am not a DIY project type of person; but I welcome these type of projects for cost effectiveness so that we can put our money into bigger projects that we must hire contractors to do for us. My DH doesn't mind doing DIY projects that are in his scope of work and welcomes the challenge. YAY! This means his hunny-to-do-list is growing. :-)
.http://ricknadase.blogspot.com/2012/09/bright-idea.html This is the link I posted several months ago with some valuable information and another blog post below for additional information. Both ways are cost effective--enjoy!
Ikea has the lightening and a host of others provide the lightening for a much, much, much lower price. If you are at the beginning stages of your BUILD you can ask for one additional outlet inside your cabinet for $75 because a outlet is already installed in your cabinet above the microwave if you have the OTR microwave. If you do not have the OTR microwave you may want to consider two outlets; however, it just depends on the set up of your kitchen. Just use your discretion as you check out this blog post I found through Thrifty Decor Chick!http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2010/10/mood-lighting-in-kitchen.html She did an excellent job! Check it out!