<< I don't see how a handrail on a narrow attic stairway will actually improve
You will when you are older. Poor eyesight and arthritis are conditions that
benefit from handrails on stairways.
<< GFI outlets in the kitchen >> << Those near the sink ? >>
Just common sense safety item.
<< Our bathroom has electric lighting,but NO electric outlets. >>
So you use your hair dryer in the kitchen (where there are presumeably 20 A
outlets to handle the load)?
<< Is there a REAL requirement for ; "A minimum 2 outlets per room" ?? >>
You have a clock/radio, window fan, and reading lamp all plugged in. Wouldn't
it be nice to have a plug for the vacuum cleaner, too ?
<< Our town has enacted an ordinance where homes for sale must be "brought up
to code". >>
Just do it. You'll wind up with a better price when you sell and life will be
much more pleasant. HTH