I'll keep the length of the motor the same for now, but in the future I could conceivably lengthen the casing and add two propellant segments without any additional changes and increase the total impulse by about 36%. The resulting increase in Kn would increase the chamber pressure, but it should still be well within the design limitations of the casing and the closures.
Rather than using a hotter igniter, I have decided to add a simple pyrogen cannister to aid in ignition. The design is a small wooden cup that will have a KN/SU/RIO propellant cast into it which will be ignited by a "standard" BP igniter. For added safety, the igniter will be inserted through a NPT plug fitting that can be screwed into the bulkhead just prior to testing. The cup will have a burst diaphragm attached to help ensure a quick ignition of the pyrogen grain.
Wood may not seem like the best choice, but I used a wooden disk in the original design to insulate the bulkhead and it was reusable a surprising number of times with just a bit of refurbishing each time.