Design trends: budget buys

'Buy cheap, buy twice' the saying goes. But if you know where to look, you can find bargain home electricals that are built to last.

Design spy

Katie Law has all the latest news and gossip from the design world, including a new pop-up gallery in Mayfair, Mr and Mrs Smith launch its first interiors range, the Decorative Living Fiar is coming to Chelsea, a new electric Aga and the first Ikea side table is being relaunched

Crouch End garage transformed

It was a garage only 10 metres by five metres bought for £80,000. Now it's a dramatic timber-clad, two-storey house with a stylish walnut-and-white interior worth £495,000

Patio furniture for summer evenings

Longer days and warmer evenings mean we can finally head home and make the most of our outdoor spaces, whatever their size. Patio furniture can transform even the smallest balcony, terrace or garden into a charming and relaxing space. We’ve found clever hideaway dining sets, sturdy stand-alone benches and elegant bistro tables and chairs — perfect for summer entertaining.

Bella's treasures

Queen of recycling and mother of six Bella Huddart styles her ex-council house with recession chic