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« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2010, 06:21:09 AM »
Thanks, Pally, and I really like it. Though, may I ask why your laundry and detergent is on the floor?  ;D

Trolling bells. That is awsome. I need to do some renovations. I think it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, but it's Tolling, not Trolling.  ;) I'd rather not be known as a troll. Maybe I'll post my renovations to the Twinbrook Museum, I added rooms for all the WA locations, and made it look more like a actual museum. I even added a gift shop.
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« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2010, 07:56:01 AM »
I even added a gift shop.

Lol a Gift Shop! When I rebuild my Legacy Home I will post pictures, so far it has been voted to be a family home but that could all change.
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« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2010, 08:02:43 AM »
Thanks, Pally, and I really like it. Though, may I ask why your laundry and detergent is on the floor?  ;D

Um...well...I wasn't sure where else to put them?


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« Reply #103 on: July 26, 2010, 08:04:09 AM »
I've been working on a house. After finally accepting that the game will not do everything I want it to in building, I've really been moving forward with this place. The whole house needs to be decorated and furnished (not sure if I'll stick with that cladding on the outside yet) and the builders are still working on the lower level, but I'm happy with it so far.



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« Reply #104 on: July 26, 2010, 08:16:41 AM »
Cool house Norma!  :)
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« Reply #105 on: July 26, 2010, 08:27:02 AM »
Ooh, it's very cute, Norma. I love what you did with the nugget windows on the roof, very creative. Are you going to add a road to the garage?
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« Reply #106 on: July 26, 2010, 08:48:20 AM »
Yes, I have to add a driveway, plus do a lot of landscaping around. After I posted this pic, I realized you could see that there was no driveway lol. It's going to be quite a large house, the main bedroom is on this upper level, but downstairs there will be at least 3, possibly 4 bedrooms and another living area. I haven't decided quite what to do with the backyard yet, there is room for another garage on the lower side, but I might add a kids play area or pool yet. Have to wait and see how much room the builders leave.

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« Reply #107 on: July 26, 2010, 07:03:23 PM »
Wow it is so amazing what you can build when you are bored!  ;D I started building about two-three hours ago and have now almost completed building and decorating the inside of the new Character Legacy Home!, It isn't as grand as the last one but I kinda like the messy family feel to it, I even made a Sun Room for them! Not that they will use it though... At the moment The kids are at school and the adults and bots are locked in the basement while renovation goes on.  ;)
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« Reply #108 on: July 26, 2010, 08:35:38 PM »
The Character Legacy Home

The Vote was for a Family Home so what do you guys think on it?

The House:

First Floor:

The Second Floor:

The Garden: Sorry about the Barren Plants, Daphne who is the gardener, Had just done her weekend Culinary 48 hours marathon of work! 

Sun Room: I just had to post a picture of this Room, I thought it was So Cool!  :D (P.s the Gnome  ;D)
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« Reply #109 on: July 26, 2010, 10:45:11 PM »
I love how you built the house, and the outside as well, but I was wondering...The color of the flooring in most rooms are a little bland looking...Why are most of the floors gray? I see some beautifully colored walls, but a lot of gray flooring.  ???
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« Reply #110 on: July 27, 2010, 12:26:57 AM »
I don't mind the bland flooring.  Bright or dark floors can take away from the rest of the room.  Sometimes it's good to just have something neutral.

@samoht:  That's a gorgeous house.  Did you just build that up from scratch?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #111 on: July 27, 2010, 01:02:43 AM »
You have a point Pam, but it's the same flooring through most of the rooms.  :-\ If you want to not take away from the walls, I usually put down natural looking wood, a much darker opposite, or a light pastel in the room wall color.
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« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2010, 03:02:00 AM »
I think all the houses on here are awesome.  I have already downloaded all of them that were put on the exchange.  I downloaded my sister's house and it is going to be so weird playing that house, knowing my sis built it.  Everyone builds so different, which makes it interesting to see who does what in their houses.  Thanks for all of the great pics.
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« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2010, 05:44:37 AM »
Yeah, I built it from scratch!  :)
It probably isn't the best way to show off a house from birds eye view but being limited to Five pictures is a bit tricky, I will be taking photos of each room for my legacy and I will post the link on here for the more Detailed.  ;) I mainly tried to make it look clean but I will probably change the colour of carpets now you mention it.
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« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2010, 01:48:35 PM »
I really like your house!  I love the color of the sunroom, plus I see you like the sunken rooms as much as I do.  ;D

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« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2010, 09:39:16 PM »
I mainly tried to make it look clean but I will probably change the colour of carpets now you mention it.

Oh, sorry, that's more work for you.  :-[ But hey, if it makes your hose more pretty in your mind, more power to you. I just happen to love designing rooms...But I hate the Architect profession.  :-X
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« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2010, 11:25:41 PM »
Hi, this is my first time posting and I thought I would show off the latest house I built, and the first one I uploaded to the exchange! It's called classy minimalist and I would absolutely adore any and all feedback  :)

This house has absolutely no custom content and if you like this and would like to download it, it can be downloaded here -> http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2776849  and don't be afraid to add me as a friend  :)



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« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2010, 11:37:25 PM »
Lol thanks samoht but that lot is huge! and the house is as far back as it goes. Really, it's big, just the pictures don't show it. I do need to work on the garden though. Make a nicer carport, and add plants and stuff. Anyway, I'm not showing it off because it's great, it's just all I have, and it works for me :)

Pally I like the house, including the outside.  It's a bit different from what you usually see in landscaping but it's fine.  Reminds me of areas on the east coast where you have a really big house and a simple yard with a lot of open space.  For me, I'd maybe put some of the parking spaces closer together so you have a smaller parking area.  An open car port could be nice  but not really necessary.  It's a cool house.
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« Reply #118 on: July 29, 2010, 08:10:41 PM »
So I finished the house I was working on and am quite pleased with the final result. I was all ready to upload it to the exchange when I hit a snag. I sent my my build test sim in to run through the house to make sure everything looks and works right. I found a few issues that I fixed like ceiling tiles on the upper level and hampers in the bathrooms. Mainly little things, then I found she got a negative moodlet for an unfinished room in the main living area. I've scoured the whole room and narrowed the problem down to the stairs. I have a feeling that it is because I used a cheat to get the desired stair effect. Now I don't know what to do, do I still upload it as is and add a note about the moodlet. I did build the house for my own pleasure and I can probably live with the moodlet, but others may not be able to. My daughter suggested to build a wall and enclose the top of the stairs which I tried - made a 2 tile wide hall along the front of the top of the stairs. It fixed the moodlet problem, but it takes a chunk out of the living space and gives a closed in feeling that I'm not sure I like.
Any suggestions?

This is the front of the house - I've done a bit more landscaping and added the driveway


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This is the main living area, I don't really want to close it in.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #119 on: July 29, 2010, 09:04:31 PM »
Very nice!  Please spill the beans on how you created the slope, I've been racking my brain with no results :D

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« Reply #120 on: July 29, 2010, 09:10:22 PM »
Do you mean the slope of the land? I just placed a 40 x 40 block on Sunnyside Blvd in SV and built on the natural slope. The lower level walls are foundation walls on the high side, but change into normal walls where the ground is lower.
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« Reply #121 on: July 30, 2010, 02:10:53 AM »
Hmm gonna give it a whirl.

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« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2010, 02:24:44 AM »
Very nice Twinmom. 

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« Reply #123 on: July 30, 2010, 09:22:19 AM »
I uploaded my house to the exchange with a brief note about the moodlet. Yikes what an experience. I tried to add a note about placement of the house and the moodlet in the description, but it was too long. So I thought I'd make a blog post and then just direct people to it from the description. Has anyone used the blog feature on the main site? Seems you are limited there too as to how much you can put in one entry. I ended up having to make a couple of very short posts just to get basic info there. I think next time I build a house, if it has any quirks, i will just keep it for personal use lol

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« Reply #124 on: July 30, 2010, 04:57:02 PM »
Victory!  Thanks to Twinmum's tips I was able to raise the terrain on the front of a pre-set lot and and make the front of the house the 'main level' and the back of the house the 'lower level' - even though the back of the house is actually the unaltered part of the lot.  This is obviously just a trial house, just wanted to see if I could do it.  expect something amazing very soon :)