Option 2. Slave(s)/Workers would be characters you could buy or hire to work your farm(s) or gather things for you (food/mine/gather alchemical ingredients)
Option 3. Have the option to choose a lake in your back yard or a a farm for example, or different styles of kitchen. Simply not just buying everything at the store but choosing one thing over another for uniqueness sake.
Option 4. For those who hated spending hours trying to get all your books onto a shelf and have accidentally set of a spell to close causing everything to fly. Simply an option to make a bookshelf act like a chest and once you place the books they will appear as they would on any other shelf where you can then manually take them off one by one if you choose.
Option 5. Whatever your ideas might be