I think it's time for another farmhouse feature.
This is my favorite for sure ~ a Beam central vacuum! A central vac is installed during construction but can also be retro-fitted in existing homes. The motor and canister are usually located in the garage. Since we have a detached garage ours is in our mechanical closet on the back of our house. We empty the canister about once a month by twisting off the bottom of the unit and dumping it in the trash. No bags needed. Having it located outside keeps fine dust particles from circulating through the motor and back into the house. Neat!