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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #175 on: August 04, 2010, 01:06:56 AM »
Thanks for the explanation AriaGirl - I have only ever downloaded one thing from the exchange - a tile with a dolphin on it - and I don't use it anymore, and I don't download custom made stuff. So I'm happy :) I'll still get to show you my renovated house when I'm done with it. It's turning out bigger than I thought!

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« Reply #176 on: August 04, 2010, 03:33:08 AM »
These are really some great lots!  Quite impressive, everyone.  :D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #177 on: August 04, 2010, 10:02:11 AM »
I love little details that make things look like a home as well! I am in love with the miscelanious decorative items like a stack of cds, or the kitchen knives. I often buy those from the store when I have points because I love the clutter. And simmade paintings and photographs are great. I'll probably be displaying sculptures when I get around to them too.

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« Reply #178 on: August 04, 2010, 10:48:43 AM »
I want to build something but I don't know what, anyone have any requests for me?
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« Reply #179 on: August 04, 2010, 11:04:32 AM »
I was thinking along the same lines.  I would like something smaller, but elegant.  I love windows and sunrooms and plants.  I usually end up with artists, so scenery is a plus.  Price is no object.  I have a household that is due for a new house and they have lots of money.  So if you can come up with something, it would be appreciated.  I have quite a few sets from the store and actually, it does not really need to be fully furnished.
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« Reply #180 on: August 04, 2010, 11:10:02 AM »
Okay, I was going to go and see if my Sims 2 *gasp* still was on my old computer but now I have something to do!  :D

So my Checklist:
 - Starter House Under $16.5k
 - Small Home, Light, Plants and No Price Limit.

@Solstice what skills would you prefer over others? I mean an Inventing Station is a lot different to a bookshelf.  ;)
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« Reply #181 on: August 04, 2010, 12:26:18 PM »
Okay Thanks!  ;)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #182 on: August 04, 2010, 01:38:23 PM »
@Saltypaws

This is the house I made, I wasn't sure if you wanted modern or classic, I went with a modern but I can always make another one.  :)

Tell me if you don't like it, I won't mind.  ;)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #183 on: August 04, 2010, 01:47:10 PM »
@Solstice

I managed to get it at $16,037, watcha think?

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« Reply #184 on: August 04, 2010, 01:49:14 PM »
This is just the coolest thread.  I love everyone's houses.  It is fun to see what others design and have their Sims living in. 

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« Reply #185 on: August 04, 2010, 02:12:59 PM »
To be perfectly honest... I kinda feel I'm bad at making houses when comparing to the others  :'( You are all so good at it.
Haven't been working on my castle for a few days since I'm still looking for items that got that medievel look to it. Anyone who knows good places to get them? (Use pm please)

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« Reply #186 on: August 04, 2010, 02:21:31 PM »
The Sims3 site has a whole set of castle building items and I believe there is also another set of furniture for inside. 

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« Reply #187 on: August 04, 2010, 04:20:49 PM »
If you guys don't stop making such awesome houses I will have absolutely no room left in my files for my own stuff!  Lol.  You all are so good I've decided to let you do the work and I'll just recommend, download and install.  Sigh.  My stash of houses is growing so nicely now.  I could totally renovate the entire world of Cascade whatever-the-second-name-is just by bulldozing what's there and putting in your stuff.  What a great world it would be then!
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« Reply #188 on: August 04, 2010, 05:11:35 PM »
I'm not a great builder, and I'm looking to improve. My main problem is I just don't know what to build. I was wondering if one of the brilliant builders here could give me an idea for a house, with maybe a few features I have to include. Kind of like the Architect career in Ambitions. ^_^

Also, I know this is un-related but I've been trying to download some of these houses, but The Exchange keeps saying I need to update my game. My game is totally up to date, and I have all stuff packs and expansions. Is there any way to fix this because it's extremely annoying?

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« Reply #189 on: August 04, 2010, 05:54:46 PM »
I don't know whether I'm in love with or taken aback by that roof, Samoht, haha.


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« Reply #190 on: August 04, 2010, 06:14:46 PM »
samoht..That is a gorgeous house.  On my way to download now and put my little sims in it. I love all of the windows and the area to paint.  I have four houses sitting in a town and I just can't seem to click with anything, maybe will post one of them and see if someone can make suggestions.  Thanks so much for the house samoht, sure did not take very long.  I am sure my sims will enjoy it.  I like U shaped houses too, somehow, it is just seems really open, especially with alot of windows.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #191 on: August 04, 2010, 10:02:20 PM »
To be perfectly honest... I kinda feel im bad at making houses when comparing to the others  :'( You are all so good at it.
Havent been working on my castle for a few days since im still looking for items that got that medievel look to it. Anyone who knows good places to get them? (Use pm please)

Let me share something with you.  I have built 5 houses so far that I wanted to enter in the August building contest.  I can't enter any of them.  So don't feel bad, I just cannot seem to come up with anything.  I have probably downloaded everyones house that has built one on here.  I am starting to build more, but I need imagination.
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« Reply #192 on: August 05, 2010, 01:10:32 AM »
I'm not a great builder, and I'm looking to improve. My main problem is I just don't know what to build. I was wondering if one of the brilliant builders here could give me an idea for a house, with maybe a few features I have to include.
Best bet is to start small and keep it simple.  Try building a house with a unique layout, not just a square.  Just start placing walls until you create a cool shape!

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EA has stated that this is a bug, I can't find the exact documentation but I remember that they said if you're game is deemed 'up to date' via the launcher than everything should work fine.

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« Reply #193 on: August 05, 2010, 01:21:39 AM »
Solstice, I was a little taken aback by that pink dining room, but after admiring it, I've decided that the pink shades you used make it really quite regal. Well done.

And Samoht - that first house has such a cool roof! So imaginative!

Teatoo - don't feel bad. I find it hard to make creative houses from scratch. I prefer to renovate houses that already have imaginative layouts.

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« Reply #194 on: August 05, 2010, 01:32:10 AM »
I find it hard to make creative houses from scratch. I prefer to renovate houses that already have imaginative layouts.

Like the SV Art Museum? I bet that'd make an interesting house.
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« Reply #195 on: August 05, 2010, 04:33:23 AM »
I suggest looking at real houses, google cool houses or just houses modern or old and then make your design similar to that style. As you get better you can make up your own designs and mix together existing features.  :)
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« Reply #196 on: August 05, 2010, 06:50:53 AM »
Samoht, you're welcome to try making a large modern house for me.  I'd like large and spacious rooms, large nursery, huge master suite, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for a full house of Sims.  Gym, work room, large kitchen/dining, formal dining, pool, just everything.  Since TommyT's house is done in warm neutral tones, you could try making it more colorful.  Lots of windows, room for a big garden.  Modern lines and modern furniture.  The best of everything.  :D
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« Reply #197 on: August 05, 2010, 07:15:43 AM »
Okay Pam, I will just upload my legacy house first then make yours!  :)

You probably do have the Nursery Set I have (The Panda crib thing, I think it's wilderness nursery?)
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« Reply #198 on: August 05, 2010, 07:30:25 AM »
Okay Pam, I will just upload my legacy house first then make yours!  :)

You probably do have the Nursery Set I have (The Panda crib thing, I think it's wilderness nursery?)

Yes, I've got the Panda crib as well as Animals Abound, the Stanke Collection, the ultra lounge teenage, kitchen and bath sets.
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« Reply #199 on: August 05, 2010, 07:56:56 AM »
@ Pam, Okay I will get started.  :)

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