Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting phase of your journey as a homeowner. It allows you to create your dream kitchen and make it more inviting, streamlined and functional. But as exciting as planning a kitchen remodel can be, it can also be an overwhelming experience as there are so many choices to make. In this post, we’ll share our top ten must-haves for your 2023 kitchen remodel.

1. New Kitchen Backsplash

One of the lower-cost upgrades you can start with is installing a kitchen backsplash. It’s not just a functional upgrade – it’s a handsome and fashionable one, too. Long gone are the backsplashes of the ’80s that featured puce or olive-colored tiles. Today’s backsplashes come in all shapes, sizes and color patterns. From subway tiles, natural cut stones, and glamorous mother-of-pearl, backsplashes have come a long way and really add a lovely focal point for your new kitchen.


2. Upgraded Flooring

One of the bigger kitchen upgrades is replacing worn, out-of-date flooring. If you want an upgrade that you’ll get a lot of mileage out of, you can’t go wrong replacing your kitchen floor. Hardwood and tile are today’s popular choices for kitchens. If you go with tiles, you can match them to your backsplash to create a smart, unified look.


3. Kitchen Island

If your kitchen doesn’t have an island counter, you should consider adding one. Not only does this create a great family gathering spot and a place to catch a quick bite, but it also provides additional work space and storage. Islands are luxurious as well as functional when topped with granite or quartz counters.


4. Fresh Cabinets

New cabinets are one of the biggest upgrades for any kitchen remodel. They let you express your style with bright vibrant colors, create a modern look, or transform your kitchen into a warm, rustic environment. They’re the first thing the eye is drawn to in any kitchen – and when done right, they add a lot to your available storage space.


5. Stylish Hardware

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly remodel option, upgrading your drawer and cabinet pulls is a great place to start. New hardware immediately enhances the look and feel of your cabinets, even if you don’t have the budget to completely overhaul the cabinets themselves. Look to match the color palette of your sinks or kitchen appliances to create a unified aesthetic.


6. New Countertops

Right up there with new cabinets, brand new countertops are one of the most striking upgrades a kitchen can receive. Upgrading your countertops to granite, soapstone, marble or engineered quartz adds a level of luxury to your kitchen that is simply next level.


7. Upgraded Sinks & Faucets

Are you going to spend a good part of your budget on new countertops, but keep your tired old sink and faucet? I think not! Undermounted sinks are still all the range and come in a wide variety of gorgeous finishes to match your kitchen’s overall theme and color scheme.


8. Built-in Appliances

One of the more luxurious upgrades for any kitchen remodel is built-in appliances. The refrigerator is perhaps the likeliest option, but in-drawer dishwashers are becoming increasingly popular as well. Built-in appliances produce a unified and smooth-looking kitchen that will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors.


9. New Lighting

New lighting can breathe fresh air into any space. For your kitchen remodel, it’s important to consider what type of lighting you need and what it can do for your space. Recessed lighting is great for providing ambient light, while pendant lights offer added levels of styling to the kitchen. If you want to make your kitchen extra fancy, consider adding under-cabinet lighting so you can always see every spice and ingredient in your storage shelves.


10. Fully Extending Cabinet Drawers

You know where that one special spice is that you specifically bought for your favorite recipe? It’s in the back of the cabinet, of course – right in the spot where you can’t see or reach it. Utilizing fully extending cabinet drawers eliminates this problem and adds an extra layer of organization and convenience to any kitchen.


Your 2023 kitchen remodel should be an exciting experience that you happily look back on –one that creates a place where you can prepare great meals with convenience and ease. If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen in the St. Cloud or Twin Cities area, make sure to give Angell’s Construction a call! Our professional remodeling teams are ready to help you plan, style and create the kitchen of your dreams. Don’t let another year go by while you cook in your old, out-of-date kitchen. Make 2023 the year when you finally get kitchen you’ve always wanted!