A corner message center! Dog bowls down below and place to charge phone, etc. We could do something like this by the entry table. Use the area above the table for a chalk board/message center area? Hang a shelf above that for display items?
A laundry room next to the master bedroom. The hamper goes into the master closet, and pulls out into the laundry room. Separate shelves for folded clean laundry! You could design a house with the bedrooms around the laundry room.