Sick of sharing your work space? Use these designer hacks to set up an efficient home office

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Need some me time? We get it. (Photo: Getty Images)
Need some me time? We get it. (Photo: Getty Images)

With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.

“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you can be productive in will continue to be

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How To Maintain And Clean Your BBQ

With more time spent at home, now is the perfect time to seize the everyday by trying fun spins on made-at-home meals and kicking back with those closest to you in your own space. From tasty family-ready meals to the best way to clean and care for your grill, Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are proud to help Canadians get there by bringing you everything you need for the season

Photo via Canadian Tire
Photo via Canadian Tire

Patio season is upon us and with the warmer weather comes the season of outdoor entertaining with family. And with more time spent at home, it’s easier than ever to kick back and relax in your own outdoor space with those who matter most to you — and for many, that means BBQing.

But before tossing your steaks, burgers and skewers on to the grill, it’s important to take a few minutes to inspect your

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How algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion but the impact of computers on the practice of building design.

Thanks to computer-aided design (CAD), architects were able to experiment with new organic forms, free from the restraints of slide rules and protractors. The result was famous curvy buildings such as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Future Systems’ Selfridges Department Store in Birmingham.

Today, computers are poised to change buildings once again, this time with algorithms that can inform, refine and even create new designs. Even weirder shapes are just the start: algorithms can now work out the best ways to lay out rooms, construct the buildings and even change them over time to meet users’ needs. In this way, algorithms are giving architects a whole new toolbox with which to realise

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How Perceived Superiority and Power Derailed My Dream Home

One year ago, my husband fulfilled one of my wildest dreams in the worst possible way. He bought me a home in Baltimore City.

Bruce is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and an Eagle Scout. I am a two-time James Beard Award–winning journalist and author, known for my dedication to historic preservation. (I have rescued more than 400 Black cookbooks, many of them rare, dating to 1827.) So, when a new job called us to the Mid-Atlantic, we could not resist the allure of its lush green spaces, the Chesapeake Bay, and, of course, its affordable pockets of spectacular architecture.

For us, repurposing is a way of life, whether we are restoring an old Victorian home or accessorizing new construction with reclaimed wood, salvaged hardware, and primitive stone. We gave new life to a vacant center-hall colonial in Shaker Heights, Ohio, by updating its two-in-one kitchen—half the appliances were for

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