How to add walls is a question often asked on the official Facebook page and although it’s easy when you know how I thought I’d add this guide for newcomers struggling with the task.
Walls and floors can be added and changed right from the start although your decorating choices are limited until you unlock more options as your levels progress. You have limited space to expand so if you haven’t purchased any extra land yet we have a guide explaining that process for you too, so check out the Land Expansion Guide as well.
Adding walls to the game prior to the March 5th 2016 update involved touching and holding an existing wall to bring up the build mode menu and dragging walls out. It was confusing to newcomers, but that’s been fixed and now. You buy new walls in the shop and place them exactly where you want them.
Go to the shop and choose the Decorations tab, then first on the list is Walls (seen above). You will see that a basic white wall is free to build but as you unlock more walls as your levels progress you will see that they get increasingly more expensive. The good news is that you only pay once to buy a wall style, you don’t pay per panel used, so once you stump up the cost of 1,000 coin for the Diner wall you can use as much of it as you like, whenever you like, to decorate your restaurant. But be warned, as soon as you click that wall in the shop you will be charged for it before you even place a panel to see how it looks, so only buy a wall if you are sure you want to use it! I strongly recommend that when placing walls and redesigning your restaurant you stick to the free white wall until you are happy with the layout. You can then paint the walls quickly and easily to get the effect you want when decorating (explained later).
Once you choose the white wall you will be taken into the wall editor. This places a grid over your land allowing you to see where walls can be placed. Move your section of wall to where you need it and click the green tick to place it. If you intend to run a length of wall you can keep clicking the tick and it will keep placing for you. When you come to a turn or want to start a new section of wall just drag the glowing wall piece to a new position and place it.
To remove a wall you need to bring up the wall editor by touching and holding on a piece of wall for a second. The wall section will then glow and you can either move it, or touch the red cross icon to delete it.
You will also see here that you have the option to repaint walls, as I mentioned earlier. You can select any of the wall designs, even buy news ones, and then paint them onto your walls. Unlike the editor you don’t have to bring up one wall section at a time, you can drag the roller along entire wall sections to cover them quickly.
Unlike walls, floors are not bought in the shop, they are painted directly into your Restaurant. Touch and hold any floor area in your owned land to bring up the painting floor editor. To add floors and walls to a newly purchased piece of land, choose any of the floor coverings and paint them onto the ground. The walls will appear automatically but can be edited later as explained above.
You can choose the Grass tile to place outdoor areas inside your restaurant, creating corridors and separating out rooms which can be particularly effective when filling walls with full height windows. Be aware though that you cannot place any items on outdoor land even if you own it so unfortunately we are unable to decorate our outside areas, even if they are actually within the restaurant.
If you are looking for some inspiration on designing and decorating your restaurant we have a gallery of ideas that you could look at and either take inspiration from them, or blatantly copy these style ideas from other players’ restaurants. Go to the Layouts Gallery next.