I think that there’s nobody out there who doesn’t enjoy decorating and redecorating homes. Fortunately, since the real life thing is so expensive, we have various virtual methods to keep on doing that and one of the latest is Home Design Makeover – a beautiful match three game that brings in some hose remodeling into play.
And we’re here to help make the experience as smooth and easy as possible by sharing a bunch of Home Design Makeover cheats and tips in our complete strategy guide. There’s not too much to learn about playing this game, to be honest, since it’s a pretty straightforward one – but it also doesn’t hurt to have one or two things in mind when playing if you want to make the best of it.
So let’s not waste any time! Let’s check out below some Home Design Makeover tips and tricks to make more money for the houses’ makeovers!
Go for matches at the bottom
As it happens in most match three games out there, in Home Design Makeover you also have a slight advantage when matching at the bottom of the screen. When you do so, there’s a chance that falling pieces from the top will create combo matches, giving you more points and making your life a lot easier in the long run.
So unless there’s a level with very specific areas that you have to focus on, always start by looking at the bottom of the screen in order to start making matches there.
A level, once completed, cannot be replayed. This means that the amount of coins you get for that particular level is yours to keep and there’s no other way to make more money unless you complete a new level. And since they get more and more difficult as you go up, you should always play trying to maximize earnings.
You get a base score for each level you complete and that influences the amount of money you receive at the end. Your score is higher if you manage to complete the level with as many moves left as possible – so always try to do that.
I would go as far as saying that, unless you’re dealing with an extremely difficult level, it’s always a good idea to fail a level on purpose if you’re about to complete it with one or no moves left. Those extra money come in handy when you’re doing those expensive makeovers!
Look for multiplied tiles
An interesting concept – and something that makes everything a lot easier in the game is the fact that when you create matches next to tiles that are required to complete the level, their value is multiplied. This means that a single tile can have an actual value of 2, 3, 4 or more.
The catch comes from the fact that, unfortunately, those multipliers don’t last more than a move. So if you don’t use those tiles in a match, they’re gone! This is why you should always keep an eye for those and use them to make matches whenever you have the chance, unless you won’t be able to meet the requirements at the end of the level!
Be careful with the square matches!
There are a few special tiles that you get when matching 4, 5, L-shaped or square shaped combos on the board. They are less useful than in most match three games out there and especially the square match is very tricky.
The good thing about it is that when you match a square, the multiplier for the resulting tile (as long as it’s one required to complete the level) will not be reset after a new move and you’ll be able to increase it by creating matches next to it. The bad thing is that in order to collect it, you will have to use it in a new match.
This means that you are basically wasting a move and you never have the guarantee that you’re actually going to collect that tile later on in the game. It happened to me on multiple occasions to create a square tile just to be unable for the remainder of the game to actually use it in a new match. So be very careful with this!
Go for the most difficult part first
Most levels will require you to collect a given number of tiles, but as you progress, more difficult tasks will join them as well. It’s advisable, therefore, to always start the level focusing on completing the most difficult challenge first. This way, you will have better chances to complete the game.
Choose your favorite designs
The final thing that you have to do in Home Design Makeover is to put that hard earned cash to good use by redesigning and remodeling the rooms of your customers. You get no bonuses here, no matter what you choose and how you match things, so always go for the items and colors that you enjoy the most.
This is like a final treat for yourself only: do a complete makeover that you alone have to enjoy. Now that’s a prize worth playing for!
These would be, for now, our Home Design Makeover tips and tricks. Do you have extra bits of advice – or maybe questions – for fellow players? Don’t hesitate to let us know by sharing a comment below!