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Well, my current house is open concept and I love it. I also have a rental that I'll lose half cabinets if I open a wall, so this pass through idea could be a nice solution for the rental if I have to move in to the rental for more space one day.

It may not work on every house but this is the best solution for my rental.
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Cheryl Wasilow Art

These are incredible ideas to make a kitchen feel more open. I love these kitchens and the variety of ways they accomplished the task.

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We have a pass through, added by previous owners. I love it, except that the bar counter is too high (about 48 inches). In an upcoming remodel we plan to make the opening bigger, and lower the bar counter to 42 inches high, cooktop counter standard working height. Agree with comment above re bi-level. I just couldn't face going back to being closed in the kitchen, even when we don't have anyone visiting, and even though I really could use more cupboards!
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