I posted an article with some photos about open plan kitchen connected with other functional zones of the home: Open space small kitchen design ideas
Writing this article, I searched for photos and found some interesting ideas, but of course, could not add them all to my article, so now I put them in this gallery. You can not make your kitchen like from the picture, simply add one or few details to your kitchen. Always remember, the design of any premise must complement your personality, you should feel comfortable in your home.
What fits for Americans may not fit for Europeans, people are very different, our mentality is different so you should always take into account what fits your lifestyle, and what not. Some people use kitchen only to rehear already prepared food, to make coffee, while others making fresh food every single day. You should take into account this aspect also, thinking how much open can be your kitchen space.