Moving upstairs, we see how to make every inch in a 2,100-square-foot family home count. This library balcony is a cozy spot that maximizes space that is often wasted. The horizontal railings echo the railings used on the exterior balcony. "When my wife said we should paint this hallway this color I thought 'you've got to be kidding me!'" says Bubnowski. "I wanted everything to be white. But she was right; it warms things up and it stands up a lot better to sticky fingerprints from a 6 year old!"