If you went through or are currently going through your “home improvement” phase of the quarantine lockdown, then you must be very familiar with the Home Buddies Facebook Group by now. More than just a group for interior design enthusiasts, the group has also become a go-to for tips, tricks, and even for sharing home milestones and achievements.
Since its conception in September 2020, the group has grown into a massive community of over 2.8M members, and we’ve seen our fair share of trending DIYs and “budols” there. To celebrate a whole year with our Kapitbahays, let’s look back at some of the best finds we’ve seen in the Home Buddies group.
5 of the Best Homemaking Trends We’ve Seen on Home Buddies
5. DIY Mirror Wall
From tufted to arched mirrors, 2021 has seen a lot of funky and creative mirror projects for that perfect OOTD selfie. A cross between a functional mirror and a cool wall installation, these DIY mirror walls are made out of mirror panels of varying shapes and sizes.
An easy and budget-friendly addition to one’s interior, Home Buddies have been sharing their own variations and twists to this DIY project. With everyone rushing to try this out, even major department stores are running out of mirrors! Kapitbahay Boyet shares his experience trying to get ahold of some himself:
2. #TeamKahoy and #TeamPuti
Inspired by Scandinavian and Muji furniture and interiors, Home Buddies from all over the world went crazy over this aesthetic trend. From kitchen essentials to air purifiers and electric fans, our kapitbahays went all out with their #TeamKahoy and #TeamPuti finds.
With many Home Buddies falling victim to these budols, even sales clerks know about it! Kapitbahay Marco Constantino shares his experience shopping for a wooden ceiling fan and how the employees all knew about #TeamKahoy and #TeamPuti in this post:
Next time you’re out shopping for something to match your #TeamKahoy or #TeamPuti aesthetic, check with the sales clerk assisting you and they just might lead you to your next budol.
3. Bea Alonzo’s Chicken Egg Basket
Always first to spot the latest trends, Home Buddies were quick to match with actress Bea Alonzo after spotting her quirky egg basket in a vlog showcasing her farmhouse:
Kapitbahays shared where they were able to purchase the basket, and some even took it a step further and purchased “Golden Manoks” or a gold version of the egg basket.
4. The Irish Spring Challenge
One of the more recent hacks that went viral on the Home Buddies page is the #IrishSpringChallenge. All you need is a bar of Irish Spring by your AC and your room is supposedly left smelling fresh for hours. Kapitbahays shared their versions of the hack, with some using face mask filters and recycled air fresheners as a soap holder, and others tying the bar of soap itself directly onto the air vents!
Because of its popularity, Home Buddies were selling out shops and the brand itself ended up partnering with them for a giveaway!
5. 24/7 Aircon Challenge
According to an unknown post in the group, keeping your AC on for 24 hours a day all seven days of the week would save you money and significantly reduce your electricity bill. Of course, like most other posts this advice did not come from an expert, but from a member sharing their own personal experience with the rest of Home Buddies.
With many eager to save on their bills, Home Buddies were quick to take part in what had become the 24/7 AC Challenge. However, while the challenge did reduce the electricity consumption of some inverter users, the majority were left mourning the loss of their paychecks and instead cracked jokes to lessen the blow.
Although the challenge was a failure for a lot of kapitbahays, their reactions to seeing their bills surely did bring a lot of laughs to the group!
Many trends have come and gone, but the Home Buddies community continues to grow each day. With a whole community sharing in your interests and home achievements, making new friends and sharing budol finds is no problem. If you haven’t hopped on any of these trends yet then what are you waiting for? Add to cart now and keep posted on the latest trends by joining the Home Buddies family today.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a small commission for purchases made through these links. The actual color, appearance, size, and shape of the item might be slightly different from the ones showed in the pictures.
Got any products you’d like us to feature? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a direct message at When in Manila Angeline on Facebook. Interact with the team and join the WhenInManila.com Community at WIM Squad! Join our WhenInManila.com community on Viber, as well!