LED lighting tops list of must-have cabinet features

Integrated LED lighting is listed among the top value-added features of cabinetry that homeowners will want in the next several years, according to a new study by international industrial researchers The Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com. 

According to the study, the demand for cabinets in the U.S. rose quickly from 2013 to 2018, and demand is expected to rise 4.6 percent through 2023.

Among the other requested features homeowners will look for in cabinets in addition to LED lighting that’s already built into the units: pull-out shelves and drawers for convenient reach, and integrated racks and trays for better organization. 

The study also revealed that homeowners will be installing cabinets more frequently in other areas of the home than kitchens and baths; expect them to be added in the future to laundry and mud rooms, garages, dining rooms, and hobby and craft rooms.

Shown at left are fluorescent lighting fixtures that have been added to already-existing cabinets.