It’s a strange thing when a design element gets turned on its head and becomes trendy again. Today, we’re focusing on wooden kitchens – something that is generally associated with dated late ’90s and early ’00s decor. The style that you often see in rental condos or hotel kitchenettes. It’s definitely not chic, to say the least.

But as many trends in the design world are cyclical – what was here today, is gone tomorrow, and then will come back around again – wooden kitchens are all the rage, yet this time without its drab granite countertops and clunky hardware. Ranging from Belgian Rustic to Modern Spanish Colonial and Minimalist, we’re sharing 5 of our favorite examples of well-designed wooden kitchens.

Head to our slideshow to explore!