How to Upgrade Farm and Farmhouse in Stardew Valley

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In Stardew Valley, players will move to a quiet little valley known as Pelican Valley to pursue a brand-new farm life. You’ll start the game out with a tiny little farmhouse, but with some effort and patience, it’ll grow into a large place that you can call home! Today, we’ll show you how to upgrade your farm and farmhouse in Stardew Valley!

How to Upgrade Farm and Farmhouse in Stardew Valley

At the beginning of Stardew Valley, you’ll have a basic farm and a normal farmhouse. To get you started, the game will ask you if you want to start out with a specialized farm, instead of the standard layout. Specialized farms will make it easier to get certain items and improve skills, but it might make other aspects harder. We recommend sticking with the standard farm if this is your first time playing Stardew Valley.

Once you meet Robin, the town carpenter, you’ll be able to start upgrading your farm and farmhouse. Her Carpenter Shop is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, and it’s on the north side of town, near the mountains. Talk to her and you can ask her about constructing new farm buildings or adding onto your farmhouse.

Upgrading the Farm

When you first start the game, you’ll have a basic plot of land that can be used for growing crops. However, if you want to raise animals, you’ll have to construct and upgrade the appropriate buildings. For example, if you want chickens, you’ll need to build a Coop. Here’s the complete list of upgrades for your farm that you can purchase from Robin.

BuildingResources Needed
Barn6,000 gold, 350 wood, 150 stone
Big Barn12,000 gold, 450 wood, 200 stone
Deluxe Barn25,000 gold, 550 wood, 300 stone
Coop4,000 gold, 300 wood, 100 stone
Big Coop10,000 gold, 400 wood, 150 stone
Deluxe Coop20,000 gold, 500 wood, 200 stone
Fish Pond5,000 gold, 200 stone, 5 seaweed, 5 green algae
Mill2,500 gold, 50 stone, 150 wood, 4 cloth
Shed15,000 gold, 300 wood
Big Shed20,000 gold, 550 wood, 300 stone
Silo100 gold, 100 stone, 10 clay, 5 copper bars
Slime Hutch10,000 gold, 500 stone, 10 refined quartz, 1 iridium bar
Stable10,000 gold, 100 hardwood, 5 iron bars
Well1,000 gold, 75 stone
Stone Cabin100 gold, 10 stone
Plank Cabin100 gold, 5 wood, 10 fiber
Log Cabin100 gold, 10 wood
Shipping Bin250 gold, 150 wood

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Upgrading the Farmhouse

Meet Robin at the Carpenter Shop and you can ask about upgrading your farmhouse. Upgrading your farmhouse gives you more space to place furniture, and you can also unlock facilities like a Kitchen. You’ll also need a bigger farmhouse if you plan on starting a family.

Farmhouse UpgradeResources Needed
House Upgrade 110,000 gold, 450 wood
House Upgrade 250,000 gold, 150 hardwood
House Upgrade 3100,000 gold

The first upgrade adds a kitchen and an add-on to the side of your existing farmhouse, which is necessary if you’re planning on marrying one of the villagers. The second upgrade extends your house and adds a baby’s room, allowing you to have children. The last upgrade adds a cellar to your farmhouse, where you can age wine and cheese in casks.

Once you acquire House Upgrade 2, you can also start renovating your house. Renovations are free and done instantly, and they can be reverted at will, so you don’t have to worry about committing to them. They change small details about your house, like removing specific set furniture or changing walls around.

That concludes our guide on upgrading your farm and farmhouse in Stardew Valley. If you have any other tips or questions about upgrading the farm, let us know in the comments below!

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