Can You Customize The Exterior Of Your House In Animal Crossing?

The outside of every villager’s home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons has its own unique design. It often reflects their personality, might be related to the species of animal they are, or ties into their color palette. Whether you want to theme your home a specific way or just want a change, it’s possible.


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This guide details how to unlock the ability to customize your home’s exterior, the different options you’ll have, and how much it’ll cost so that the outside of your home can be just as unique as the inside.


How To Unlock Exterior Housing Customization

Player character sitting at the construction consultation counter in their City Hall and being asked a question by Tom Nook in Animal Crossing: New Horizon.

Once you obtain your home and move out of your tent, Tom Nook will begin to offer you the ability to customize your home’s exterior.

It starts off small at first, but with each housing upgrade, you can customize more and more.

Any housing customization can be done by visiting Tom Nook in your Resident Services building and sitting at his counter on the left-hand side.

Speak to him, and select “Let’s talk about homes,” then “About my home…” and finally, “I want to customize.”

Each customization costs 5,000 Bells, and will be completed on the following day, like with housing expansions or moving homes and shops.

From there, you’ll go into the customization menu, where you can decide on each aspect of your home depending on what customization options you’ve unlocked.

Each time you expand your home, Tom Nook will also ask if you want to change the color of your roof between one of several different colors depending on the roof type.

Each housing shape has its own set of available exterior designs and colors.

This is the first exterior customization choice you get, but full exterior customization does not begin until the third housing expansion: adding a left room.

Housing Expansion

Expansion Cost

Customization Options Unlocked

Left Room

548,000 Bells

Roof and Mailbox Styles

Right Room

758,000 Bells

Door Styles

Upstairs Room/Second Floor

1, 248,000 Bells

House Exterior Styles and House Shape

After paying off your house loans and obtaining all expansions, except storage upgrades, Tom Nook will permanently make all exterior customizations completely free.

Animal Crossing Roof Colors And Customization Options

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a purple wooden tile roof on a yellow and brown house with a maple brown door in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

You have a total of 12 roofing styles available depending on which of the four housing shapes you choose, and each style has several colors options for you to pick from.

The Standard Home house shape has four roof styles available to pick from: Tile, Curved Shingles, Stone, and Thatch.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on an aqua tile roof for the standard house style in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Tile

Red, Yellow, Green, Aqua, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a pink curved shingles style roof for the standard style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Curved Shingles

Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, Brown, Beige, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a green stone roof style for the standard style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Stone

Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown, Beige, Gray, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a brown thatch roof style for the standard style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Thatch

Orange, Golden-brown, Fresh-grass, Deep-green, Brown, Gray, White, and Black

The Cabin Style house shape has three roof styles available to pick from: Slate, Wooden-tile, and Striped.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a purple slate roof style for the cabin style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Slate

Orange, Yellow, Green, Aqua, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a purple wooden-tile roof style for the cabin style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Wooden-tile

Red, Yellow, Emerald, Dark-green, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a pink striped roof style for the cabin style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Striped

Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Gray, and Black

The Japanese Style house shape has three roof styles available to pick from: Thatch, Tiered, and Shachihoko.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a reddish-brown thatch roof style for the Japanese style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Thatch

Reddish-brown, Orange, Yellow, Light-green, Green, Dark-brown, Brown, and Beige

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a purple tiered roof style for the Japanese style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Tiered

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a gold Shachihoko roof style for the Japanese style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Shachihoko

Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Navy, Black, Silver, and Gold

The Cottage Style house shape has three roof styles available to pick from: Wooden, Stone, and Thatch.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a red wooden roof style for the cottage style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Wooden

Red, Olive, Green, Blue, Pink, Brown, White, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a gray stone roof style for the cottage style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Stone

Brown, Orange, Green, Purple, White, Light-gray, Gray, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a dark-green thatch roof style for the cottage style house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Thatch

Orange, Golden-brown, Yellow, Dark-green, Brown, White, Gray, and Walnut-brown

Animal Crossing Door Customization Colors And Options

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying out a blue door with gold designs on a house with a brown tile roof and white and blue wood siding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

While there are four housing styles, there are only two door styles: rounded and rectangular.

Both the Standard Style and Cottage Style homes get rounded doors, and the Japanese Style and Cabin Style homes get rectangular doors.

Both rounded and rectangular doors have a total of 14 different styles to pick from and share the same available colors and designs regardless of door shape:

Example

Style

Color Options

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a pale-purple rustic door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Rustic

Red, Maple, Rustic, Green, Light-green, Blue, Pale-purple, Pink, White, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a gray simple door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Simple

Beige, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, Gray, and Deep-green

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a beige wooden door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Wooden

Red, Wooden, Maple, Beige, Green, Gray, Blue, Purple, Pink, and White

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a yellow common door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Common

Yellow, Green-apple, Green, Gray, Blue, Purple, White, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a blue basic door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Basic

Basic, Beige, Yellow, Green-apple, Green, Pale-blue, Blue, Burgundy, Pink, and White

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a blue windowed door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Windowed

Red, Windowed, Maple, Beige, Green, Gray, Blue, Purple, Pink, and White

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a cyan vertical-planes door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Verticle-panes

Red, Vertical-panes, Maple, Yellow, Cyan, Green, Blue, Purple, White, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a white latticework door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Latticework

Red, Walnut, Brown, Latticework, Blue, White, Gray, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a dark-brown iron grill door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Iron Grill

Red, Dark-brown, Iron Grill, Maple, Green, Pale-blue, Purple, Pink, White, and Gray

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a red-green imperial door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Imperial

Red, Red-green, Brown, Imperial, Yellow, Green, White, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a pink metal-accent door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Metal-accent

Red, Metal-accent, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, and Brown

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a lacquered zen door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Zen

Red, Zen, Brown, Yellow, White, Black, and Lacquered

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a green iron door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Iron

Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, White, Gray, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a yellow fancy door style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Fancy

Red, Yellow, Blue, Pink, White, and Black

Animal Crossing Exterior Style Customization Colors And Options

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying out a blue-wood trim exterior for their home that has a grey stone roof, blue wood door and pink mailbox in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Of the four housing shapes available in the game, each one has its own set of exterior siding options to pick from, and there’s a total of 12 styles overall.

The Standard Style has four siding styles available to choose from: Stucco, Cobblestone, Common, and Chalet.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a pink stucco exterior siding style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Stucco

Red, Yellow, Gray, Blue, Pink, Beige, White, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a brown cobblestones exterior siding style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Cobblestone

Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Light-gray, Chic, and Gray

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a yellow and black common exterior siding style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Common

Red, Red-trim, Common, Yellow, Blue-trim, Pink, Gray-trim, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a red and white chalet exterior siding style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Chalet

Red, Orange, Yellow, Light-blue, Brown, Cream, Chalet, and Black

The Cabin Style has three siding styles available to choose from: Brick, Panel, and Log.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a brown brick exterior siding style on a cabin style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Brick

Red, Pale-green, Green, Blue, Pink, Beige, Gray, and Brown

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a pink and purple exterior siding style on a cabin style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Panel

Yellow & ochre, Green & brown, Blue & black, Pink & purple, Pink & brown, Natural, Cream & gray, and Gray & black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a black log exterior siding style on a cabin style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Log

Yellow, Pink, Dark-brown, Natural, Light-brown, White, Ash-brown, and Black

The Japanese Style has three siding styles available to choose from: Zen, Asian, and Castle.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a basic zen exterior siding style on a Japanese style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Zen

Classy, Natural, Popular, Standard, Basic, Plain, Simple, and Chic

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a yellow and white Asian exterior siding style on a Japanese style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Asian

White & red, Red & green, Green & brown, Pink & white, White & brown, White & natural, Yellow & white, and Black & brown

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a purple castle exterior siding style on a Japanese style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Castle

Red, Green, Blue, Purple, White, Black, Silver, and Gold

The Cottage Style has three siding styles available: Stucco, Two-tone, and Woodwork.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a mint-blue stucco exterior siding style on a cottage style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Stucco

Red, Yellow, Mint-blue, Blue, Brown, Beige, White, and Gray

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a sage two-tone exterior siding style on a cottage style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Two-tone

Orange, Yellow, Green, Sage, Pink, Beige, White, and Brown

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a green and brown woodwork exterior siding style on a cottage style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Woodwork

Beige & red, Yellow & green, Green & orange, Green & brown, Blue & orange, Pink & black, Natural, and Beige

Animal Crossing Mailbox Customization Options And Colors

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a black square mailbox style that matches their black, grey, white, and brown standard home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

All four housing styles share the same four mailbox style options: Ordinary, Square, Wooden, and Large. All mailbox styles also share the same nine color options.

The basic Rustic style you start off with has its own style despite resembling the Wooden style and has no additional colors to choose from.

Example

Style

Colors Available

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a pink ordinary mailbox style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Ordinary

Ordinary, White, Red, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a blue square mailbox style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Square

Square, White, Red, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a red wooden mailbox style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Wooden

Wooden, White, Red, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black

Player character in the housing customization menu and trying on a white large mailbox style on a standard style home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Large

Large, White, Red, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black

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