Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC – How to Remodel Villagers’ Houses


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You may have heard that it is now possible to renovate the ugly, gift-filled homes of your Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers on your island. It’s true! Buuuut … you will have to jump through some hoops first.

Lucky for you, we’ve figured out these hoops! So, without further ado, here’s how to unlock the ability to remodel the interior of your villagers’ homes.

How do I unlock the possibility of renovating the houses of my villagers?

You will need to complete 30 Happy Home Paradise vacation home designs, which is considered “finishing the game”. You’ll know when you do because you can watch the credits. You will then have the opportunity to remodel the interior of their home – just talk to Tom Nook about Resident Services, and he will tell you that your design skills have convinced him to offer a “design consulting service.” House”.

Do I need the Happy Home Paradise DLC?

Yes sorry! Although if you’ve already purchased the DLC through the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack and then canceled your subscription, you’ll apparently have access to everything you’ve unlocked on your island … which likely includes the ability to redesign the houses. villagers. We’ll update this once we know for sure!

How to renovate their house?

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Speak to Tom Nook at Resident Services (once you’ve unlocked the Home Design Consulting Service) and select “Let’s Talk Houses”, then “Resident’s House”. You can choose which one, then Tom Nook will lead you to the house in question.

My newbie villagers still have the basic houses – can I just change them to their unique room design?

The first five villagers to settle on your island will have the basic houses filled with wooden furniture instead of their character’s “unique” design. The next five will automatically have the unique piece instead. Some people have gone so far as to evict all of their first villagers, while others have moved them out and in.

But now you don’t have to do that anymore! Just talk to Isabelle, tell her you have concerns about a resident, and select “Appearance of their home” – this will immediately change the “unique” design of that particular villager!

Are there any objects that I have use?

No, but there are “recommended” items from this villager’s unique bedroom design. You can use it to get a good idea of ​​their style – or ignore it altogether.

Can I change the size of the room?

Unfortunately no!

Can I redesign the exterior?

Yes, including the roof, the door and the exterior. The only thing you can’t do is make the house bigger than it already is.

Can I change the song currently playing?

Yes. If you place any kind of music playing object, you can select a song (here is the complete list of songs from KK Slider, for reference). This villager’s favorite song will appear in the “Recommended” category.

When does the redesign take place?

This will happen overnight, meaning the overhaul will be “done” by 5am the next day – although, of course, you won’t be able to see it until this villager wakes up. .

How much does it cost?

It costs 9,000 bells to renovate a villager’s house.

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What happens to all their objects?

When you renovate a home, the “recommended” category will include everything you have never given, as long as they had exposed it at some point. Their items – anything you don’t use – will stay in that storage limbo.

Wait, how can i change my home now?

The ability to change the exterior of your own home is now in the same section as the Villager’s Home Renovation option. Speak to Tom Nook at Resident Services (once you’ve unlocked the Home Design Consulting Service) and select “Let’s Talk Houses”, then “Resident’s House”.

Are there Nook Miles rewards for renovating villagers’ houses?

Yes, you will get 1,000 Miles for redecorating a house each time, and you can do up to ten a day (if you have the maximum number of villagers).


Do you think this is the best secret part of Happy Home Paradise DLC? Let us know in the comments!

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