Welcome to your new island resort! Castaway Home Designer is a interior designer game built for the creative minds out there. As the head designer of a new tropical resort, it’s your job to open up new houses and decorate them to the likes and dislikes of the citizens. The more attentive and creative you are, the more you’ll be rewarded! Let’s get to building with our Castaway Home Designer cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide!

1. Understand the ratings!

To boost a house’s rating, you’ll need to place the correct kinds of furniture inside. What kinds, you ask? That’s the hard part! If you go to the rating tab on a house, you can see that each house has five likes and five dislikes. Liked furniture will increase the house’s rating which in turn will make it generate more gems.

Dislike furniture will do the opposite, as you can probably guess. When placing new furniture down, keep an eye out. If you see pink hearts, that means you’ve selected a liked piece. Blue hearts means disliked. In addition to that the category will be then permanently revealed under the ratings tab.

If you have the time, you can opt to automatically reveal all of a house’s likes and dislikes by watching an advertisement.

2. Start with colors!

It can be a little overwhelming when you start trying to figure out the likes of a specific house. We recommend starting with colors. Almost every house as color related likes and dislikes, and if you can narrow things down to a single color it becomes a lot more manageable. In the furniture window, if you tap on the rainbow button at the bottom right you can sort your inventory to only show furniture of a specific color(s). This should make the menu a little more organized.

3. Complete all objectives!

Each house three sets of objectives. The first objective set are the main objectives, and you’ll be rewarded with pearls (the premium currency) upon completion. The second set are optional objectives which reward you with a booster pack of new furniture cards. The third objective is getting the house’s rating to a certain point which will finally reward you with another booster pack. Unlocking new furniture is very important so try for those booster packs!

4. What does the owner like?

To save you some time, we’ll list the likes and dislikes of the first couple of houses here!

  • “Let’s Get Started!”

Rating Up: More than 10 items placed, basic items, red items, misc items, summer items
Rating Down: Yellow items, occupational items, pink items, purple items, work items

  • “Baby Room”

Rating Up: Fathers week items, mothers week items, recreational objects, fairytale items, pirate items
Rating Down: Halloween items, black items, glam rock items, occupational items, tables

  • “Cruise Suite”

Rating Up: More than 20 items placed, nautical items, blue items, storages, windows
Rating Down: Space items, occupational items, wall decorations, green items, basic items

  • “Chef Kitchen”

Rating Up: Purple items, blue items, seats, tables, mothers week items
Rating Down: Pink items, green items, greenery items, windows, fathers week items

  • “Lord Zork Cruiser”

Rating Up: More than 40 items placed, modern items, pink items, blue items, misc items
Rating Down: Red items, yellow items, fences, work items, Japanese items

  • “TLC”

Rating Up: Japanese items, valentines week items, purple items, lighting objects, recreational objections
Rating Down: Less than 38 items placed, black items, fences, beds, basic items

That should be a good start for your decorating journey. If you have any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!

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