I need to ask the hubby if it would be crazy to put the tv on the unwanted wall below the cut out. That would allow me to keep the sofa on the wall as well as lower the tv to a more easy viewing level. ( I had him hang it up high so it wold be level with the windows)
That still leaves the "dining room." I don't really want a dining room table as it wouldn't work when we do get around to knocking down that wall. I want an eating area, but something that could go against a wall and come out for entertaining. I was thinking about a desk which would have a narrow profile and could work for family dining or buffet entertaining.