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Back to the Future

The coronavirus crisis has caused a sea change in how we use space—and a surge in reconfigured households, especially young adults moving back in with parents. According to the Pew Research Center, 52 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds in the United States were in this category as of July 2020. Even accounting for students who would normally be living on campus, that is the highest rate since the Great Depression. All over the world, for the Gen Z and Millennial sets, moving back into their childhood bedrooms has meant new family dynamics—and renovating their spaces to meet the needs of their adult selves. We spoke to five young people about how they redid their rooms and, in the process, overhauled their outlook on the new normal.

TORONTO, ONT.

ELISE MACDONALD

23 Associate Investment Analyst

Your younger sister, Brianna, is a student and an interior designer. Was it her idea to

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