Thrilled About This Open Living Area!

I don’t typically like open spaces. I like my kitchen separate from the family area, so the family can enjoy the space unencumbered by the activity/noise, smells and sometimes messes that go on in my kitchen.

However, this space really caught my eye, even though it combines 3 spaces: kitchen, dining and family room. This open space would be perfect for a growing family. What’s more, it totally captures my desire to have appealing design AND comfort in a living area. What do you think about this design?