HGTV keeps exploiting the current trend of so called open concept kitchens that pour themselves all over the dining area and living rooms.
They delight in tearing down walls to make it all open so they can see the kids playing.
I call this trend helicopter concept.
Another advantage they cite is that everyone can be talking at the same time and socializing while cooking. They will do this while socializing on their devices with others they know from around the world. They will keep close watch on their Home Depot stock that made millionaires.
This is called mania concept or social obcession concept.
One clue that something is terribly wrong with all this destructive behavior oftearing down walls for concepts is that the guests had to walk over the homeless that were sleeping on the sidewalk out front of their $2 million condo which is their 47th home. They sure would have appreciated those walls whereas the maniaists do not.