Just when you thought the ALDI buyers couldn’t get any savvier, the next round of Special Buys is centered around bathroom renovation and it hits stores next Saturday July 20. From a toilet and freestanding vanity ($299 each) to a heated light and exhaust fan ($169), heated towel rail ($99.99), on-trend matte black round countertop basin ($79.99) and matching basin mixer tap ($69.99), I’d get there in the early hours to beat the stampede. And in a genius move, the clever folks at ALDI have also factored in installation for some of the items too!
“A bathroom reno is a great way of adding value and comfort to your home, but the costs can escalate quickly when you add up all the items and factor in the labour. What we set out to do with the Bathroom Refresh Special Buys is give ALDI customers everything they would need for a bathroom reno on a budget, without compromising on quality,” says Nathan Thompson, buying director at ALDI Australia.
And the installation process is as straightforward as you’d expect from the practical German brand. You simply make your purchase in store, take your items home and then log on online to book your installation – this service is available within a 20km radius of your nearest ALDI store. Next up, a licensed tradesperson will remove your existing item, install your new one and they’ll even dispose of your old goods for a $30 fee.
As is typical of the superstore, the collection draws on the latest trends – white, timber and black round out the mix for the bathroom series. “Over the past decade, bathrooms have risen from their utilitarian roots and blossomed into luxurious sanctuaries. When it comes to bathroom design for the coming year, we’re seeing calm spaces awash with natural timber, stone and light, as well as spa-inspired style and statement accessories,” Nathan says.
Key pieces aside, you’ll also be able to purchase a range of tools and accessories to undertake a DIY reno. There’s a tile cutter, plumbing tools, 360 degree cross line laser level with tripod, caulking gun, silicon and adhesive cartridges and a clever inspection camera that has a one metre long cable, should you need to take a look at something that’s a bit hard to reach.