I'm looking into running new electrical circuits to my attic and second floor. The attic is two bedrooms + a small bathroom, the second floor is four bedrooms + another bathroom. I'd like some advice on how many circuits to run. My thought is one lighting and one outlet circuit for each bathroom. Then one lighting and one outlet circuit for each floor. So a total of eight circuits. Probably all 20amp.
I can access the second floor by fishing down from the crawl space next to the attic rooms. The house was built in 1911 so the walls are nice big open cavities, which seems to make fishing wires a bit easier, but I'm still going to need to open the walls and I want to avoid that as much as possible. Is there any limitations on how close I can run wires. A little googling suggested I could only "bundle" two or three 12/2 cables together, but I could not find any NEC reference for this. If I do bundle three cables together, how far apart must the next bundle be?
I may be limited into only bringing up two bundles (easily) through my walls. If I can only bring six circuits up to the attic how should I break up those circuits? i.e. should I put the bathroom lights on the same circuit as the rest of the floor? or break it up some other way?