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under cabinet lighting vs under cabinet paper towel dispenser?

5 years ago

Hi all. Nearing the end of my first, and hopefully only, kitchen reno. It's looking great but I need some advice. (Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, I couldn't find it.)

I'm about to buy under cabinet panel lighting from Inspired LED. I am wondering if there is common wisdom about positioning uc lighting with uc paper towel dispensers? Inspired didn't have a strong answer for me on this.

Should I place the panels in front or behind the dispenser? Or leave out lighting altogether in this area? The idea of backlit or frontlit paper towels both seem strange to me, but I also don't want a dead spot in the lighting. I've got a tiny NYC kitchen so very limited options for putting the PTs elsewhere.

Thanks for any help!

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