Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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Handbook lessons

On Day 9, Tom Nook will promote you to Project Lead of Town Development. He give you Happy Home Handbook Lessons to increase your skills and unlock new items. You can learn a new lesson each day by going to your desk and selecting the "Study The Handbook" option. Lessons will become available when the indicated conditions are met:

Ancient Fossils

    Cost: 2 Play Coins
    Requires: Day 9

Art Collection

    Cost: 1 Play Coin
    Requires: Day 9

Ceiling Decor

    Cost: Free
    Requires: Day 9
    Description: Interested in raising your interior designs to the next level? How about...to the ceiling! You can select ceiling decor from the ceiling catalog. It's that easy! Lamps, chandeliers, and mirror balls are just a few of the items you can use to decorate ceilings! Just make sure you don't place ceiling decor above any tall furniture items.

Choosing a Layout

    Cost: 5 Play Coins
    Requires: Complete Hospital
    Description: The next big step in home design is choosing a floor plan. You can now make rooms bigger and increase the number of rooms–something your high-class clients will really love.

Custom Designs

    Cost: 1 Play Coin
    Requires: Day 9
    Description: Use custom designs to make completely original designs with the stroke of a stylus! Tap Pencil Icon to create your very own custom design. Use your imagination to draw something amazing! Warning! Your custom design may be viewed by other users via Miiverse or communication features. Don't draw anything you don't want to share with others or that infringes on others' rights. And don't draw anything distasteful or anything that would hurt anyone's feelings!

Even More Designs

    Cost: 5 Play Coins
    Requires: Learn "Custom Designs"
    Description: If you're looking for a little more than what you can do with custom designs check out this special design tool! If you use this machine, you can make long-sleeved shirts and dresses. That's so cool! You can even use QR Code patterns to introduce other people to your designs and receive designs yourself. Use this machine now to open the door to an amazing new world of designs!

Gyroids

    Cost: 1 Play Coin
    Requires: Day 9
    Description: Mysterious furniture that makes strange sounds? Sign me up! You can now find gyroids in your catalog! There are 131 kinds of gyroids, including four rare Brewstoids - a must-have for the gyroid connoisseur. Gyroids are great, but they are even more fun when you combine their noises with music. The sounds they make will astound and inspire you!

Happy Home Camera

    Cost: 1 Play Coin
    Requires: Day 9

Refurbishing

    Cost: 2 Play Coins
    Requires: Day 9
    Description: If you want to refurbish furniture, Cyrus from Re-Tail will remake your items with professional care. Just tap and slide furniture blocks over to the refurbish box for easy refurbishing. For some furniture, you can change the color and fabric or even decorate with one of your custom designs! But you may not be able to refurbish ALL types of furniture. Oh well!

Sound Scenery

    Cost: 2 Play Coins
    Requires: Day 9

Styling Machine

    Cost: 5 Play Coins
    Requires: Day 9

Windows and More

    Cost: 2 Play Coins
    Requires: Day 9
    Description: You can now design items such as windows, curtains, and doors–without a doubt, the things that really make a house a home! Change windows, doors, and other such items from the catalog. Each room can have its own windows, curtains, and door designs, so hop to it!

World Fish

    Cost: 2 Play Coins
    Requires: Day 9

World Insects

    Cost: 2 Play Coins
    Requires: Day 9

Facilities

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding facility. Earlier buildings must be completed before later ones can be used.

    School: Day 6: Design the homes for Lopez, Goldie, Lottie, and two random villagers.

    Cafe: Set 1; Day 10: Available with the hospital and the first shop. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    First Shop: Set 1; Day 10: Available with hospital and cafe. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    Hospital: Set 1; Day 10: Available with the first shop and cafe. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    Business Office: Set 2; complete Set 1: Complete all previous buildings. It will also unlock the second shop, school expansion, restaurant, and department store. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    Department Store: Set 2; complete Set 1: Complete all previous buildings. It will also unlock the second shop, school expansion, restaurant, and school expansion. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    Restaurant: Set 2; complete Set 1: Complete all previous buildings. It will also unlock the second shop, school expansion, school expansion, and department store. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    School Expansion: Set 2; complete Set 1: Complete all previous buildings. It will also unlock the second shop, business office, restaurant, and department store. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    Second Shop: Set 2; complete Set 1: Complete all previous buildings. It will also unlock the school expansion, business office, restaurant, and department store. Speak with Isabelle in Nook's Homes to begin working.

    Hotel: Set 3; complete Set 2: Complete the Set #2 buildings.

    Music Hall: Set 3; complete Set 2: Complete the Set #2 buildings.

Customizing Public Facilities

Speak with Digby in your office after unlocking the School Expansion.

Getting Play Coins

Take steps with your 3DS or shake it in Sleep mode to earn Play Coins for every 100 steps taken. There is a limit of ten Play Coins that can be earned each day.

View credits

As you progress, Isabelle will ask you to design different buildings for the Town Square. After all of them are constructed, the credits will begin. Afterwards, you can watch the credits anytime desired by sitting on the bench in front of the fountain and school. The bottom screen will show all the characters you helped and facilities that were built. Note: The credits cannot be skipped.

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