Don’t think that adding lights to your toe-kicks is a frivolous aesthetics-only decision. Strip lighting at the underside of base cabinets is a great way to create a night light that looks fabulous.
This kitchen features several layers of light: The recessed cans provide overhead illumination the pendant lights above the island illuminate the workspace and undercabinet area and above-cabinet accent lighting gives the space a burst of savvy style.
Bright idea for unexpected lighting: Look for opportunities to install light fixtures in alcoves tray ceilings and wall niches to trace interesting lines. Notice the hidden lights in the ceiling alcove above the cylindrical fireplace mantel here.