Do you ever wonder if the open floor plan is here to stay? I would think it is, but living in New England, where the style for so long has been lots of small rooms, it's not as prevelant as in other areas of the country. Certainly I see it all the time in newer homes, but there are still so many beautiful antiques that would be compromised with a floor plan like these. I think I prefer the openness, at least from the kitchen to the family room. What do you think?