Before shopping for a new couch/chairs/coffee table I am trying to decide on a good layout for furniture in our house. The area we use for living room seems to not have enough blank walls with a (currently disused) fireplace the focus with a (big tv squashed along side -apparently non-negotiable to go smaller). The dining room would have a nice courtyard outlook if the rooms were switched but then the table would be further from the kitchen. Would it be best for our space if the fireplace was removed rather than renovated? Thanks!