Read this Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH) building guide on Nook's Cranny. Shop hours, how to upgrade, if you can move it, relocation, and items sold!
Nook's Cranny - How To Unlock & Items
How To Build Nook's Cranny
Watch This Video Guide On Nook's Cranny
Steps To Build Nook's Cranny
|1||Build yourself a house|
|2||Go to the Resident Services tent and talk to Tommy (or Timmy)|
|3||Get the quest to gather materials|
・Iron Nugget x30
|5||Hand over the materials to Tommy (or Timmy)|
|6||Wait until the next day|
Unlocks After Building A House
In order to start the mission to build Nook's Cranny, you'll have to first build yourself a house! To do this, you'll have to pay off your first 5,000 Nook Miles loan!
Gather Lumber By Hitting Trees
Wood can be gathered by hitting trees with your Axe! It's entirely random which of the 3 types of wood will drop, so keep going until you've got all the mats! You can also gather wood by going on Mystery Island tours!
Gather Iron Nuggets By Hitting Rocks
Iron Nuggets can be obtained when hitting rocks. There are a limited number of rocks on your island, which means the amount of Nuggets you can get in one day is relatively low. You can also gather iron nuggets from rocks in mystery islands!Check Out Rock Gathering Tips!
How Long Does It Take To Build?
Nook's Cranny will take only one day to build! If you're in a hurry, you can always change the time of your game.
You Can Move Nook's Cranny Later
Moving major buildings will be unlocked as you progress through the game, but it will cost a lot to do so. To access this, you'll need to unlock the Resident Services Building first!Check Out Resident Services Features Here!
How To Upgrade Nook's Cranny
|Requirement||・Buy and sell 100,000 Bells worth of merchandise at the shop|
・Build at least one bridge (high likelihood)
・Have a certain amount of time pass after building it
As far as we've been able to verify, the requirements for the Nook's Cranny upgrade are as stated above. If we're able to confirm that the bridge is not necessary, we'll update this article in the future!
Unlock Conditions Seem To Be Unclear
As many users have pointed out, it's possible that Nook's Cranny will upgrade after a set amount of time has passed. We encourage users to try all these methods, but if they fail, waiting it out might be your only option.
In-Game Experiment ResultsClick Here To See Our Experiments/Results
Save Data Info
|Progress||・Prior to upgrading Resident Services (right up to placing the first bridge)|
・Did not yet have the quest to open up the Tailor
・Didn't use the Drop Off Box at all
Tests Carried Out
|Hypothesis 1||・Purchase 10,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 2||・Purchase 20,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 3||・Purchase 25,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 4||・Purchase 30,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 5||・Purchase 30,000 bells worth of goods and wait 10 days||☓|
|Hypothesis 6||・Purchase 40,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 7||・Purchase 50,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 8||・Purchase 50,000 bells worth of goods and wait 10 days||☓|
|Hypothesis 9||・Purchase OR sell 50,000 bells worth of goods|
・Sell items at least once
|Hypothesis 10||・Sell 20,000 Bells worth of goodsd||☓|
|Hypothesis 11||・Purchase 60,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 12||・Purchase 70,000 bells worth of goods||☓|
|Hypothesis 13||・Place your first bridge||☓|
|Hypothesis 14||・Wait 10 days after placing your first bridge||☓|
|Hypothesis 15||・Talk to Mabel in the plaza||☓|
|Hypothesis 16||・Buy one item of clothing from Mabel||☓|
|Hypothesis 17||・Purchase or sell 100,000 bells worth of goods|
・Place your first bridge
※ We employed the use of date/time alteration for the purposes of these experiments.
Buy or Sell Over 100,000 Bells Worth Of Items
After extensive tests, our team was able to get the Nook's Cranny upgrade on the day after buying OR selling a total of 100,000 bells worth of items at the shop. For this reason we think the probability is high that the requirement is simply 100,000 bells worth of spending (selling or buying).
Does Time Passing Matter?
In previous games, the passage of time after meeting a specific requirement was necessary in order to upgrade certain shops. In our experiments, we tested this hypothesis but were unable to confirm that the passage of a large amount of time (more than one day) had any correlation to unlocking this upgrade.
Resident Services Upgrade Not Necessary
It is not necessary to upgrade your Resident Services building in order order to upgrade Nook's Cranny!Check Out How To Upgrade Resident Services!
Unusable For One Day
On the day that the renovations of Nook's Cranny are being carried out, you will not be able to use the shop's services! You will receive an announcement about this the previous day, so make sure you're ready for this!
Nook's Cranny Shop Hours & Details
Business Hours: 8am to 10pm
⬆ "Nook's Cranny: Open from 8am to 10pm"
Nook's Cranny is open from 8 in the morning to 10 at night, for a total of 14 hours a day. There will be times when you can't access it, so if you intend to play for a long time, plan ahead!
A Different Hot Item Every Day
In Nook's Cranny, every day one particular item will sell for a much higher price than usual. In fact, you will get double for selling it! The hot item of the day will be listed on the board to the right of the door.
Drop-Off Box Works 24/7
The drop-off box located to the left of the door is usable 24 hours a day. The money you get here will be deposited into your bank account directly the following morning. However, there is a handling fee, which means your items will only sell for 80% of their usual price. Additionally, once you put an item in, you can't get it back, and you can't sell Turnips this way.
Drop-Off Box Things To Remember
|1||Sell price is 20% lower than usual|
|2||Items placed in the box can't be recovered|
|3||Turnips can't be sold|
|4||Hot Items won't sell for double|
Turnips Can Be Sold
It's possible to sell off Turnips you've purchased from Daisy Mae here at Nook's Cranny. Note that the price of Turnips fluctuates every day! Remember to sell when the price is high!Check Out More Info On Turnips Here!
Nook's Cranny - Items Sold List
List Of Items Sold
Items listed here are ones which we've been able to confirm ourselves. There are definitely others!
|Tin Bucket||1000 Bells|
|Low Partition Screen||870 Bells|
|[Test Your DIY Skills (Recipes)]|
・Mini DIY Workbench
|Flimsy Fishing Rod||400 Bells|
|Flimsy Net||400 Bells|
|Flimsy Watering Can||800 Bells|
|Flimsy Shovel||800 Bells|
|Flimsy Axe||800 Bells|
|Two-color Umbrella||770 Bells|
|Various Flower Seeds||240 Bells each|
|Fish fishing rod||2500 Bells|
|Star net||2500 Bells|
|Outdoorsy watering can||2500 Bells|
|Printed-design shovel||2500 Bells|
|Colorful slingshot||2500 Bells|
|Black lace umbrella||750 Bells|
|Purple shiny-bows parasol||1620 Bells|
|Party Popper||100 Bells|
|Brown Wrapping Paper||160 Bells|
|Light-blue wrapping paper||160 Bells|