Advantages of under cabinet lighting for HMOs

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Kitchen lighting is an important consideration for any property, including HMOs, and under cabinet lighting is becoming increasingly popular for kitchen spaces. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the advantages of under cabinet lighting for HMOs.

What are the advantages of under cabinet lighting for HMOs?

If you are the Landlord of a HMO property there are a number of different electrical factors you can consider to help improve your property. One such factor is the installation of under cabinet lighting. This is lighting that is fitted to the underside of your kitchen cabinets, and there are a number of advantages to considering this, including:

  • Improving kitchen safety- increasing safe lighting in the kitchen can be a good way to help keep your tenants and your property safe. The under cabinet lighting will illuminate the worksurface space and improve the task lighting in the kitchen, preventing accidents including accidental property damage.
  • Stylish and visually appealing- under cabinet lighting is a highly desirable feature for any kitchen in any type of property on the rental or purchasing market right now. Not only is this a practical addition that can enhance the kitchen space, but this is also very stylish. Lights can be coloured or patterned and make for a charming visual feature adding style to any contemporary or traditional kitchen space. For serviced apartments, student accommodation and other HMO’s, under cabinet lighting can be a big selling feature.

Installing the under cabinet lighting

The under cabinet lighting can be installed either by:

  • Fitting the lighting before your cabinets- This is the easiest of the two options as it means that the power lines and sockets can be laid directly into the walls, without having to move cupboards or drill through completed tiling.
  • Retrofitting- This is more difficult as power lines will need to be laid through your existing cupboards and cabinets leaving you with a switch hidden inside or above one of the cabinets.

If your property needs rewiring, or for more advice, contact the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.