Don’t miss this week’s Aldi Specialbuys kitchen extravaganza

Looking to update your kitchen appliances? You will not want to miss this week's Retro kitchen range of Specialbuys from Aldi...

Just when we thought we could no longer be shocked by the latest Aldi Specialbuys, they go and sell a FRIDGE!!! Yes, you read that correctly folks, the high street supermarket is selling a retro-inspired undercounter fridge. This stylish and practical Retro Fridge, £169.99 is exclusively online, so be quick to click because as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone.

The 30L capacity Retro fridge is available in a choice of red, blue and cream, and will add a pop of cheery colour to your kitchen. If you like your kitchen appliances co-ordinated, there is also a matching Retro Microwave, £44.99; Retro Toaster, £24.99 and Retro kettle, £24.99. 

If you’re planning to cook up a storm this weekend, these latest kitchen accessories will stand you in good stead to do so in style. From a Retro Juicer, £12.99 to brunch-style pans ideal for whipping up a tasty Chorizo breakfast hash, this new range has something for everyone.

With home entertaining growing in popularity, the trend for oven-to-table is so hot right now. The uber stylish Crofton Pans, start from £9.99 each,  available in a soft lilac (below), bold red and a matt black with sleek wooden handles are the perfect pans for showing off.

The new collection is ideal for a no-fuss, authentic way of entertaining at home. Cook up a delicious feast, then simply remove the pan from the hob and place on a wooden trivet to serve direct to the table – but always take care with hot pans, especially if you have little ones.

Following on with the retro theme, in addition to the aluminium pans there’s an enamel range. They’re available in a delicious minty green shade that will add a country classic feel to the kitchen. The enamel collection comes in the form of a Milk pan, £9.99; Oven dish, £12.99 and a Casserole dish, £12.99.

Everything bar the fridge is available to buy online now, and will be coming to a store near you tomorrow, Thursday 6th June.

So there you go, now you know what to look for when you’re picking up your groceries this weekend in Aldi. Happy cooking to all!

Spruce up your garden in time for summer

While the sun has firmly got his hat on it’s time to make the most of our gardens, spending our days lounging and playing in the sunshine. The latest Specialbuys, online today and in store from this Thursday 29th June, are all aimed at bringing your outdoor space to life for summer.

Afternoons spent lazing in the garden wouldn’t be complete without a comfortable seating area to kick back and relax. Garden furniture can often be a huge expense but that’s where Aldi can save the day – this stylish corner sofa set is, wait for it….just £179.99!!!!! Available in two colour options (brown and grey) the set is sold complete with cushions and a moveable padded stool that can be used as extra seating or a footstool to pop your feet up.

Swing into summer with this charmingly retro garden furniture piece. The simple action of swinging can not only be highly relaxing it can also help to create enough motion to generate a breeze – a small amount admittably but let’s face it every little effort helps with the stifling weather we’ve been having of late. Garden Swing, only £59.99

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Create the perfect kids corner with this charming Children’s Activity Table, £39.99. This classic picnic table design takes on the role of a play table to keep the kids entertained for hours, with the simple addition of a bag of Play Sand, £2.49. With a quick transformation it becomes the ideal spot for little ones to sit and enjoy lunch, clever design we say and at a cost that won’t make the grown-ups cry!

Should the evenings turn chilly once the sun’s gone down, it’s a good idea to have some from of heating on the go. Nothing says summer party is underway quite like a warming fire pit or Chimenea, casting ambient flickering light to an evening soirée and ready to aid with toasting marsh mellows! The statuesque copper topped Chimenea is £39.99. The sleek Fire Pit, £19.99 is an absolute steal, more than just a means to keep warm it features a cooking grill so it doubles up as a BBQ too.

A string of fairy lights are always a winner for adding an instant decorative touch in any home, even more effective in the garden to keep the garden party vibes going well into the night. These fun letter and disco ball style designs are on the money for setting the scene for a party, a great way to add instant style to an outdoor space. Solar Party String Lights, £8.99. Leave them hung throughout the sun filled days to recharge and power your parties by night

Stay cool with the latest specialbuys

As temperatures are set to break records this week we’re looking for ways to keep our cool indoors! A great place to start is Aldi, thanks to this weeks summer Specialbuys, all perfect for staying comfortable in this weather…

Everyone here at Ideal Home HQ would very much love one of these fabulous Retro desk fans, costing just £24.99. This breezy bargain design  comes in a stainless steel or copper finish, with a taller adjustable height pedestal also available for £29.99.

Another must-have summer buy is the climate control bedding range,  designed specifically to help keep you cooler during hot evenings. The bedding range includes a Climate Control Duvet, from £9.99; Climate Control Mattress Protectors, from £6.99 and Climate Control Pillow Protectors, £3.99 for a pair. Having the right bedding will ensure blissful sleep in the heat is a little more manageable and at those prices, it certainly won’t be the cost that gives you sleepless nights.

There are also the dreamy bedding sets we’ve been waiting for…When it comes to good quality bedding, it’s all about the thread count! This duvet set boasts a 400 sateen thread count (anything above 200 is pretty exceptional) with a double starting from just £24.99! This kind of quality means you can create a luxurious hotel feel at home at very little expense.

All these new pieces are part of the Coastal Home collection. Aldi’s corporate buyer, Tony Baines says of the new range, ‘We know that home refreshes can be expensive, so with the coastal trend set to rise in popularity this summer, we’ve launched our coastal interiors ranges to help people revamp their homes at a fraction of the price.’

Sleep easy with these prices, you can pick up this sailor-stripe duvet set below for just £18.99!

He goes on to say how accessible the new range is for every style of home, ‘Whether they live by the sea in the city, we have got everything including furniture, accessories and furnishings so shoppers can give a nod to nautical without compromising on quality or style’

If you’re looking for nautical homewares you can push the boat out this summer at very little cost with any of the the latest Coastal Home Specialbuys. The fabulous collection of coastal themed furniture and accessories for bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms was launched earlier this month.

As you can see from the beautiful photography, the collection delivers everything you could need to create a serene seaside feel in your home; from hallway runners, £6.99 and decorative cushions, £5.99 to coastal home decorations, £2.99.

The stand out furniture piece for us has to be the bargain Coastal White Bathroom Tallboy that is only £49.99 – that’s a whole lot of beauty for your buck! Keeping toiletries and towels fashionably tidy has never been so easy, and on that note check out the smart Coastal Linen Bin, £24.99. There’s also a collection of accessories in soothing aquamarine hues from Coastal Towels, starting from £2.99 to a matching Bath Mat Set, £6.99. (all seen below)

If you love the on-trend beach-chic look be sure to check out our Coastal decorating ideas.

If the thought of coastal living warms your cockles check out our list of the best seaside towns for 2017

Keep your eyes peeled for the next instalment. Watch this space….

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