Under cabinet lighting is attractive and practical, adding character to a kitchen while illuminating meal preparation areas. It's an affordable way to improve a poorly lit space. There are many options when it comes to under cabinet lighting, and taking the time to consider different designs, features and costs is important for achieving the desired results.
|What you can expect|
|Range per fixture:||$231.35||$302.02|
|Range for this type of project:||$231||$302|
Lighting Fixture Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 12" lighting strip for low-profile, under-cabinet installation. Fixture is hardwired for 120V capacity.
Lighting Fixture Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for a complete installation. Wiring will be cut, routed, and added or modified from existing switch or parallel fixture. Unit will be placed and secured. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Lighting Fixture Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
Lighting Fixture Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Option: Remove Lighting Fixtures
Circuit power will be shut off. Mounting trim and hardware will be removed, fixture leads disconnected from circuit wiring, and circuit wiring capped. Old lighting fixture will be removed from premises and disposed of in a safe and legal manner.
|cost to install under cabinet lighting|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per fixture||$31.40|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 fixture||$262.41|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 fixture||$227.65 - $297.18|
There are several different styles available, including rope lights, push lights and individual lights. Some are bright to provide illumination for workspaces, while others give a softer, more subtle glow for ambiance. There are sets that shine a basic white or yellow glow, while others provide you with the ability to switch between colors for a unique, bold look.
Depending on the type of lighting chosen, there are several factors to consider that may impact installation costs. Under cabinet lighting can be hard-wired into the walls of a house so that they operate with a switch on the wall while others simply plug into an existing outlet. Hard-wired sets take more time to install which adds to the cost. The number of cabinets will determine the amount of lighting that needs to be purchased; the more sets that need installation, the higher the price.
While many sets are consumer friendly and easy to install, others are more difficult. Working with a professional can ensure that under cabinet lighting is mounted securely and safely, particularly sets that are directly connected to the home's electrical wiring.