The idea of an open concept kitchen is not at all unusual, especially in the case of modern and contemporary homes. Nowadays the tendency is to make the interior as fluid as possible and to simplify the structure and the décor as much as possible without sacrificing the functionality. It’s why eliminating the barrier between the kitchen and the social spaces is a practical move.
Most often, the kitchen is linked to the dining area and the two spaces are adjacent. The dining table usually becomes a buffer zone between the kitchen and the living/ seating area.