The architects of this project typically design contemporary houses, but whatever the style, the challenges of an open kitchen remain the same. 
The New American Bungalow, Evanston, Ill.: Architect: Cohen & Hacker Architects, Evanston; General contractor: Sturm Builders, Northbrook, Ill.; Interior designer: James Thomas, Chicago

Designing Great Open Kitchens

An open-plan kitchen offers multiple options, but definition in the design is essential.

A look at three different open kitchens show artful ways that designers met the challenges that open kitchens pose.