The new 2021 trend is working towards your dream space. In case you missed it, Home Buddies is the new hub for Pinoys looking for home inspo, tips, and home item reviews; think of it as Pinterest but Pinoy version. Since its opening in September 2020, the group that Nobi Home started now has over 800,000 members, some of whom are local celebs! TBH, once you start scrolling you cannot stop — inspiration is just everywhere! To show you why this group became so popular, here are some of the best transformations we found:
Same room, but different
In his post, Gab Pineda shares that their house is pretty much an antique, as it’s owned by his grandparents. He initially only planned on putting up wallpaper and painting his ceilings white, but with the help of his cousin who’s an interior designer, he gave it a total transformation. He also shared one super useful tip: use long curtains to give the illusion that you have floor-to-ceiling windows.
Bathroom goals! RJ Enriquez shares the work of his wife, Valerie Suspine, who works as an interior designer. From old and yellowish tiles, the bathroom now looks much cleaner with new white and sleek tiles. The handrail is also an important touch for safety since their client is already 80 years old. They have taste!
Best friend’s dream home
From having no ceiling, an exposed metal roof, and bright orange walls to a boho paradise boasting white walls and chic furniture, this transformation was a triumph. Yasmin shared the transformation of her best friend’s home, reminding readers to never stop working for their dreams. P.S. We all need a best friend like Yasmin, who’s always supportive and proud!
Starting from scratch
Are you on a set of Bridgerton or seeing a new city hall? No, it’s just a Pinoy home! Jet Caligagan and his family decided to start from scratch: tearing their old house down to build a new one that features an English contemporary design. Sometimes, a simple change of furniture or a new wall color just won’t cut it; others prefer starting with a new blank slate to work on, and the results are amazing! According to Jet, the old house is already 30 years old. It was first renovated before they moved in 12 years ago, and the construction of this new home was from March 2020 to January 2021.
Bare walls to a sleek kitchen
From a bare room to one that totally looks like it’s straight out of Pinterest, Arlene Cruz de Vera’s kitchen transformation is definitely worth saving and adding to your “room inspo” folder in your phone. The marble tiles make the area look so classy!
Ceilings with borders are a common design you would see in homes built in the 90s or early 2000s. Just like how trends change in fashion, sleek home interiors are the new trend. From having a kitchen that has cramped countertops and minimal lighting, Juzlynne Lakandula’s drastic transformation makes the kitchen look more spacious. The lighting underneath the cupboards isn’t just for aesthetics; they help you see better when cooking.
Spare bedroom to home office
Instead of leasing office space, architect Jerome Olos just decided to transform their spare bedroom at home as their home office. In his post, he shared the floor originally had tiles but to save on renovation fees, they decided to remove them as well as the paint to follow a modern industrial interior. Other than the custom tables and recycled cabinets and shelves from old pieces of wood, the rest of the items you’ll see in their home office are all sourced from Shopee!
Making the most out of small spaces
This gorgeous renovation didn’t just happen overnight: it took five years of saving up as and six months of construction while on quarantine. According to Jamie Rose Silva, the renovation of their 30-square-meter condominium began in January 2020 and was completed in July 2020. They worked with an interior designer and a contractor who helped them achieve their dream pad, despite the limited space.
If you want to see more inspiring home transformations, join the Home Buddies group on Facebook.