I can see where the style of one's house dictates how one does their chores. When someone enters my house, they are in the living room with views of that, the dining room, a little of the kitchen, and the tiny alcove off the living room where my desk sits.
As long as I have my desk neat (which happens as I start my desk chores in the am) and the kitchen is picked up, I am fairly safe should someone knock on the door. Our family room is back by itself and bedrooms are also not viewable. The dining room and living room do not get used very much and are pretty neat all the time.
People come in and stand at the breakfast bar and talk with DH, so it's not good when my kitchen is trashed!
Harriet, my old house has that open see-it-all floor plan yours does. Yikes, that was a lot more work.
Now if I could keep people from coming in my open garage door and through the laundry room (where all my work tools, mops, brooms, etc. etc. is kept) with a view of master bedroom, I'd be happy!