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The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!

Disclosure: Westside Wholesale sent me free cabinet lighting in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
After a month, it feels like my roomie and I are finally adjusting to the new rental house. I hope to reveal the living room and my bedroom in the next few weeks. For now, though, let's start with the kitchen! It's the most difficult room in the house because, well, it's the ugliest. 

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!
Without the option to paint the cabinets or the trim, and the lovely linoleum floors, I was worried about this room. I decided that all I could do is distract from the ugliness. I gathered colorful items around the house and made the "Yum" recycled cardboard letters to put on top of the cabinets, but it was hard to see them because it was so dark up there.

Thankfully, Westside Wholesale allowed me to try out their kitchen cabinet lighting. I chose the elco lighting eus8w and they are perfect for brightening up the space! The lighting is meant to be hung underneath the cabinets, but I put mine on top of the cabinets to highlight the decor. I also didn't want to put anything permanent on the cabinets that we couldn't take with us in the future. It's super easy to do and the lights are only $12 each!

How To Install Cabinet Lighting:

1. Once you remove all the lights from the packaging, it should look something like this:

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!

2. The package also comes with the screws and such to attach the lights to the cabinets, and connector pieces to link the lights together. For my installation, I simply needed the connector pieces. The end of each light looks like this:

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!
and the connector pieces look like this:

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!
3. Before you link each light with the connector pieces, you will have to remove the plastic panel on the opposite end of the light. It should just pop right off!

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!
4. With the connector piece, you can now link each light together. I linked 5 lights together and placed them on top of my kitchen cabinets. 

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!

5. Luckily for me, we have a small gap at the end of the cabinets where I fed the cord through in order to plug it in. This step will vary for everyone, but if you don't have the small gap like I did, you can drill a hole through the top and bottom of the kitchen cabinets to put the cord through (just make sure it's okay with your landlord if you're renting).

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!

I loved the way it turned out! Don't you?

The Rental Kitchen and How to Install Cabinet Lighting!

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