Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
maybe living in Japan/HK/Singapore where space is truly limited that would be fine. if you don't really cook, live alone, and live minimally (stuff wise) it can totally work.
but what if you cooked fish, or fried something salty like pork chops/huge steak/southern fried chicken? the smell/smoke would go straight to your bed and stick to your bedding even with the most efficient vent system.
maybe if the kitchen was situated nearer the windows coupled with a great ventilation system and the entertainment/sofas towards the middle. The windows are big enough to flood the apartment with light either way.
Ha, this was exactly my first thought as well. Granted, I cook a lot, which is not the norm in New York. For lots of people, I'm sure this isn't a concern at all.