Unfortunately, around here you can NOT "stub-out" extra "future" gas lines,
connections, capped off T's, valves, etc.
Possible way around is simply a legal gas line with no actual connection to the
live gas main pipe, near a convenient threaded fitting, capped at both ends.
(It's not a pipe for anything)
More and more homes are designed with the laundry "closet" near the bedrooms.
Excellent idea, but how about this:
We love closets. But do we need hallways to be loaded with so many breaks in
the walls? Tiny closet here, tiny closet there?
I''d rather have a larger or walk-in closet in each bedroom and forgoe the
stupid "linen" closet in the hall. Each bedroom's linens can be stored in it's
own oversize closet, and that frees up wall space in hallways for family
photos, antique mirrors, and other nicer things. Bathroom towels can go in
their own bathroom closet, rack, or cabinet.
I'm behind you 100% on the garage sink, toilet and SHOWER. The shower can be a
large corner, waterproof, where large things can be hosed down as well.
Definately design and wire for use of CF bulbs. That means fewer dimmers though
too. but at 13-26 watts a pop, a LOT of lighting can be run from a generator,
so a couple of generator circuits consisting of at least 1 ceiling light in
every room, front door, garage near panel, attic, hall, stairs, geez a
generator with a 15amp- 220 volt output can run 120 compact flourescent bulbs!
(the 26 watt /100 watt incandescent equiv.)