Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Guides

List of All Public Facilities and How to Unlock Them

There are a variety of Public Facility buildings in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer that can be built, designed, and decorated by you. At the beginning of the game, all of the facilities are abandoned and closed, but more can be opened as you progress through the game.

A list of all Public Facility buildings in the game are below. The buildings are split into different sets available together at different parts of the game. Generally, you must complete the previous set of buildings before proceeding to the next.

Public FacilityAvailability
SchoolDay 6
HospitalSet 1 (Day 10)
CafeSet 1 (Day 10)
First ShopSet 1 (Day 10)
School ExpansionSet 2 (Completion of Set 1)
Second ShopSet 2 (Completion of Set 1)
Business OfficeSet 2 (Completion of Set 1)
RestaurantSet 2 (Completion of Set 1)
Department StoreSet 2 (Completion of Set 1)
Music HallSet 3 (Completion of Set 2)
HotelSet 3 (Completion of Set 2)

How to Edit or Modify Public Facilities Later

You can edit or modify public facility buildings later through speaking to Digby in Nook’s Homes. However, you do not unlock this feature until the school expansion from Set 2 has been completed. After expanding the school, you can speak to Digby in Nook’s Homes at any time to edit or modify all public facility buildings.

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How to Unlock the School + Themes

The School public facility building is built on your sixth in-game day, after designing the homes of Lottie, Goldie, Lopez, and 2 random villagers. You can choose between these three exterior designs when building the School:

How to Unlock the Hospital + Themes

The Hospital public facility building can be be built starting on the 10th in-game day, alongside the Shop and Cafe buildings. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these three exterior designs when building the Hospital:

How to Unlock the Cafe + Themes and Layouts

The Cafe public facility building can be be built starting on the 10th in-game day, alongside the Hospital and Shop buildings. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these exterior designs when building the Cafe:

You can also choose between four room layouts for the interior of the Cafe:

How to Unlock the First Shop + Themes

The Shop public facility building can be be built starting on the 10th in-game day, alongside the Hospital and Cafe buildings. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these nine exterior designs when building the Shop:

How to Unlock the School Expansion + Themes and Layouts

The expansion of the School public facility building can be be built, alongside the second shop, business office, restaurant, and department store buildings, once all of the first set of buildings have been completed. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these six exterior designs when expanding the School:

You can also choose between two room layouts for the interior of the expanded school:

How to Unlock the Second Shop + Themes and Layouts

The Second Shop public facility building can be be built, alongside the school expansion, business office, restaurant, and department store buildings, once all of the first set of buildings have been completed. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these nine exterior designs when building the Second Shop:

You can also choose between four room layouts for the interior of the Second Shop:

How to Unlock the Business Office + Themes and Layouts

The Business Office public facility building can be be built, alongside the school expansion, second shop, restaurant, and department store buildings, once all of the first set of buildings have been completed. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these three exterior designs when building the Business Office:

You can also choose between four room layouts for the interior of the Business Office:

How to Unlock the Restaurant + Themes and Layouts

The Restaurant public facility building can be be built, alongside the school expansion, second shop, business office, and department store buildings, once all of the first set of buildings have been completed. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these six exterior designs when building the Restaurant:

You can also choose between four room layouts for the interior of the Restaurant:

How to Unlock the Department Store + Themes and Layouts

The Department Store public facility building can be be built, alongside the school expansion, second shop, business office, and restaurant buildings, once all of the first set of buildings have been completed. To do so, speak to Isabelle in the bottom right of Nook’s Homes. You can choose between these three exterior designs when building the Department Store:

You can also choose between four room layouts for the interior of the Department Store:

  • Amanda Slough

    Omg. I needed to know this. While doing each of the first expansions, I kept being indecisive (as such haven’t finished them). Now I know I can A) edit them later and B) do a lot of what I first wanted to do. Thank you!