When it comes to lighting design, spaces not typically seen by guests sometimes do not get the attention they deserve. Household jobs are easier to tackle in an organized, well-lit space.
Laundry rooms, closets, powder rooms, and home offices, for example, require adequate task lighting to be most functional. It is important to make sure the lighting in these rooms does not create distracting glare and shadows. Under-cabinet lighting may help illuminate darkened areas, and an overhead light source is a must.
An easy way to illuminate spaces between shelves is with mini-LED lights. The versatile, tiny lights, which are available in self-adhesive, flat strips, can be installed above and below shelves to make it easier to find the right office supplies, laundry detergent, or clothing. (Black pants with brown socks is not a good look.)
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