Uplighting: not just for custom built homes

Like most young adults (27 is still young right?), I currently rent the apartment I live in.  I love almost everything about my apartment, but sometimes I think it would be nice to be able to customize some things so that everything wasn’t so generic.  I can’t modify anything permanently, but there is definitely some room for improvement (with a bit of creativity!).  I don’t have uplighting over my kitchen cabinets, but I love the look and feel that it provides.  My cheap and sneaky trick?  Add a strand of lights to the top of your cabinets! 

Mine are a strand of outdoor umbrella lights from World Market.  This quick and easy fix has a dramatic impact, yet it’s temporary and cheap!  I plugged the lights into the spare outlet where my microwave is plugged in, so the cord is completely hidden.  Such an easy truck huh?  Give it a shot to add a little custom-built detailing to your home (and skip the ivy…it’s VERY 1990’s and you can do better)!

Katie Vail
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  1. Anonymous
    March 23, 2014 / 2:07 am

    I'm so glad I am not the only person to do this. It makes a huge difference in the kitchen, and nobody has to know it's Christmas lights!

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