The need to bring outdoor spaces into one’s home is a top trend for 2021. Given the experience of last year with the lockdown, outdoor spaces are taking center stage in interior design. Mayank Ruia, CEO, MAIA Estates, avers, “The swelling popularity of outdoor cooking and garden gatherings has been especially noticeable in an era of social distancing. Buyers want buildings with big gardens and open spaces. They prefer staying safe indoors and therefore indulge with their families in exclusive dinner and lunches, organized within the building facility.” There has been a rising demand for co-working spaces and outdoor spaces in the residential sector. “The consumer today is taking care of health which is the ultimate substance and authenticity. After months of being stuck inside homes, buyers are prioritizing fresh air and open outdoor spaces as the focus of luxury living. There is now a higher provision for small on-site parks, multiple outdoor areas per building, and an increased seating and activity options,” says Abhigyan Neogi, principal architect & founder, Chromed Design Studio.