Most brand new apartment units in Los Angles do not have separate or partitioned kitchens, especially in those developments appealing to Millennials. Instead, there is one great room for living, eating, and food preparation. The kitchen is separated from the dining or living area only by a breakfast bar. I guess dirty dished are no longer unfashionable. Soon the partitioned kitchen, separated from the dining or living area by a cabinet or wall will look passe.