Expert Animal Crossing: New Horizons home design tips

Real Homes’ Laura Crombie on making the most of your AC house

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There's an almost overwhelming array of new items available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons nowadays. Between major updates throughout 2020, and now the huge Update 2.0 combined with the Happy Home Paradise expansion, there are so many options when it comes to designing your island home. But where exactly should you start?

Step in Real Homes’ Laura Crombie to solve all of your home woes with this room-by-room guide packed with expert design tips. Whether you want to know how to make the most of your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, Laura has the perfect solution for you, not to mention some good tips for designing IRL.

Laura outlines exactly what you’ll need in each room to make sure that it can fulfil its true function. For example, those who have already brushed up on their kitchen know-how will be well up to speed on the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ theory. For the rest of us, this means positioning your sink, fridge, and cooker for peak productivity in the kitchen - perfect for working your way through the new cooking recipes that arrives with Udpate 2.0. 

Bedroom wise, you’ll want to add seating areas and matching accessories once you’ve got your storage solutions out of the way. And, when it comes to your perfect bathroom, Laura’s also got some great tips for how to make a true relaxation zone, not to mention how to hide those pesky toilet rolls. Check out the video for all the details.

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Laura Crombie

Laura Crombie is a journalist and TV presenter. She has written about homes and interiors for the last 17 years and was Editor of Real Homes before taking on her current position as Content Director for Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes Period Living and Style at Home. She's an experienced home renovator and is currently DIY-renovating a 1960s house in Worcestershire. She's been quoted on home design and renovating in The Times, The Guardian, The Metro and more. She's also a TV presenter for QVC and has been a commentator for Channel 4 at Crufts dog show.