Background: We live in a co-op. Each unit has it's own electrical box to shut off electricity.
We have a corner under-cabinet light that is hardwired into the box I THINK (I'd have to tear up the wall to really be sure). The wires route into the same wall as the box. Not that it tells you anything but the light is literally about 4 inches away from the box.
I want to get rid of the cabinet (to put hanging pot rack instead) altogether so the light will not have a mount.
Should I have an electrical inspector around when I hire an electrician to close it off? How easy is it DIY? I figure splitting the wires and capping them or can it be more complicated than that - would that close the circuit? I guess I'm paranoid to DIY and tucking the wires inside the wall and some electrical fire happening.
I'm at a cusp where I'd rather just put another shelf up just so the light has something to mount to and not deal with this if it's complicated.