There's a missing element in most American kitchens, good lighting. And a well-lit kitchen begins with undercabinet task lighting. These hidden fixtures, which are fairly easy to retrofit beneath upper wall cabinets, bathe the countertop in bright white light—a boon for everything from dicing veggies to reading recipes. Installation is simple and shock-free, as long as you follow the steps, and cut the juice at the breaker box first.
See the best way to put in lights at How to Install Undercabinet Lighting