Animal Crossing: New Horizons Kitchen Design Ideas

With the version 2.0 update and the Happy Home Paradise DLC, players can now fully customize their kitchens in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Building a kitchen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is more popular now than ever before, and there are plenty of design ideas out there for players to try. Animal Crossing‘s 2.0 update brought food DIY recipes to New Horizons, encouraging players to designate a room in their house for cooking. But with so many items at one’s disposal, it can be difficult to know where to start when designing a kitchen.

Identifying the fundamentals is the best place to begin. The building blocks that make a kitchen a kitchen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are stoves, sinks, and counters. Up until recently, players would have to cleverly plan around the absence of counters, but the Happy Home Paradise DLC finally brought them to the game. Happy Home designers can now focus on establishing exactly what they want their kitchen to look like rather than becoming fixated on the dilemma of making an ironwood table look like counter space.


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However, the freedom of choice that comes with designing can feel daunting. New Horizons has so many items that it has become difficult to identify which could fit together in a cohesive environment. Animal Crossing: New Horizons aesthetic cores can help narrow down a theme, but ultimately, players should make their kitchens however they want. To help generate ideas, here are examples of how one could design a kitchen in New Horizons.

Utilize All Happy Home Paradise Has To Offer To Make A Cozy Kitchen

Animal Crossing New Horizons Cosy Kitchen

YouTube content creator lifeofness shows that leaning into New Horizons‘s cozy feel and recent updates can create beautiful results. In their video, they show that by using partition walls, players can make it seem like their kitchen windows look out onto any desired scenery. All one has to do to accomplish this is to use a wallpaper that is designed to look like the outdoors and then line the wall with partition walls.

The effect can be seen in their luxurious kitchen, which has a faux window lined by pillars that lets light into a room filled with deep browns and greens that fit the cozy theme. It radiates warmth, and should make cooking in Animal Crossing even more peaceful. Lifeofness’s design may not be right for every island, but their use of Happy Home Paradise‘s new items can inform any build regardless of its theme.

A Witch’s Kitchen Is Perfect For A Spooky New Horizons Island

Animal Crossing New Horizons Spooky Kitchen

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can also create a kitchen more likely to be found outside of reality should they want to. Twitter user WitcherCrossing did just that by designing their cooking space as if it were a witch’s. To accomplish this, they identified large-scale thematic choices like warm. autumnal colors and worn, naturalistic items like the cauldron and torn wallpaper that would be fitting for the home of a witch.

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From there, they could fill the rest of the kitchen with smaller Halloween and sorcery-related items. When put together, WitcherCrossing’s aesthetic choices make it feel as if the witch from Wytchwood made it into Animal Crossing. It’s great for those who want to bring a spooky yet calming vibe to their island.

A Retro Kitchen Can Take Players Back In Time

Animal Crossing New Horizons Retro Kitchen Living Room

Alternatively, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can design their kitchen around a specific time period they like. Reddit user TrickyLake81 built their kitchen with the 70s in mind. They capture the decade by using funky orange wallpaper and a small, wooden cabinet space that makes the room feel as if it were a snapshot from an old movie.

Ultimately, players have tons of paths they can take when it comes to creating their kitchens. Though the sheer amount of options can feel overwhelming, it also lets players express themselves as freely as they want. And with the Happy Home Paradise DLC and Animal Crossing 2.0 update’s quality of life changes making interior design easier, building one’s kitchen should be a true pleasure in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Sources: YouTube/lifeofness, Twitter/WitcherCrossing, Reddit/TrickyLake81

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