I wouldn’t do the recessed outlets either.
However, in my parent’s house, in the bathroom, my mom has an outlet in the back of her drawer. She plugs in her blowdryer back there, then just puts it back in the drawer, still plugged in, when she’s done. Makes for less cluttered counters!
In the pantry, it’s SO nice if you have the kind of lights that turn on automatically when you open the door and turn off when you shut it.
Another thing my parents have is in their bedroom (it is not close to the kitchen) and upstairs, they have mini fridges that have the door look like the rest of the cabinets. They keep water in there so they don’t have to walk across the house/downstairs if they want water in the middle of the night or when busy/focused/sick. It’s lazy, but one of my favorite little features they have!
Also, I second a PP on the central vac with hoses in the wall. It’s amazing!
You can never have too much storage space, nor can you ever have a big enough closet. If it’s something that would interest you, my parents have a small cedar room built into their closet.
Ooh, also a safe set in the wall. It doesn’t have to be big, but it’s so nice to have that security of it being set in the wall.
They also make half dishwashers. My parents have one full one and two half ones. I’m not sure why they have two half ones, but one is really nice because they can run a small load, or put all of one type of item (cups/pots/pans) in a half one if there are a ton of them (after a party or something) and then the family’s dishes in the main one.
I also LOVE having an extra fridge/freezer- garage or laundry room are the best locations.
Filtered water for the entire house is really nice as well. It’s pretty expnsive up front but you can drink any water from any sink/shower/whatever in the house and it’s completely pure and tastes amazing.
Outside, it’s nice to have a little outdoor kitchen. Next to their grill, they have lots of granite counter space, a sink, a mini fridge, and an icemaker. Keeps wet/dirty guests/kids from running inside to get a drink..
Also, if you like the brick look, my bedroom has one bricked wall my bed goes against. Automatically makes the room look so decorated and pulled together. I don’t have the cool features my parents have, but the brick in my bedroom is my absolute FAVORITE thing ever- and it was really inexpensive to install! Here’s my room: