Yeah, I know. Booorrrinnggg.
One thing I did install in the kitchen a couple of years ago was some temporary lighting on the top of my kitchen cabinets and hooked them to an X10 appliance module that would turn them on whenever it was dark and motion was detected in the kitchen. I know…pretty geeky stuff.
I do want to install some decent quality under cabinet lighting now though. I normally get up at 4:30 in the morning, and even with the accent lighting on top of my cabinets, that isn’t enough and I generally have to turn on all of the lights in the kitchen just to make coffee. Some decent lighting underneath the cabinet (where the coffee maker is) should solve that.