Anyone who entertains frequently understands the need for access; guests want to be near you, and you want to be near your guests. By being open to dining areas, these 10 kitchens become big entertaining spaces where guests can move about, mingle, and chop some veggies if they're so inclined.

Do you have an open entertaining kitchen and dining setup like this? I love the idea of having one big space to both cook, eat, and entertain, although I realize some might find that stressful. (What do you do about your dirty kitchen after you've made a big meal?!)

What are your thoughts?