How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Add dramatic countertop lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Hacksaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Voltage tester
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Fish tape
1/2" spade bit
1-1/8" spade bit

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1/2" metal flex cable 14/2 plastic-sheathed cable
  • remodeling switch box
  • junction box
  • flex connectors
  • wire nuts
  • cable clamps
  • undercabinet lights