The big question is whether or not the open kitchen is still popular in 2024.  In lots of high-end new developments in big cities like New York, developers are closing up kitchens again. The open kitchen is a love it or hate it concept. Some people love an open kitchen for its functionality and that it can become the center of the home for hanging out. Some people feel it’s tough to hide a mess in an open kitchen, and if you’re taking on a big cooking project, you’re basically cooking in the living room and dining room.

While some people will always love this idea because it’s more practical than other choices for a variety of home layouts and lifestyles, according to developers, investors, and house flippers will opt for separate kitchens more frequently than they have in previous years.