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« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2010, 06:46:29 AM »
Very unique design Salty!  I love the central garden area, the big bathroom, the open area beneath the kitchen and all the windows.  With that big front yard you have a real opportunity to create some knock-out landscaping.

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« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2010, 09:34:42 AM »
It is a large lot and I am not quite done.  I took alot of your advice too and it really helped.  I just always play and never build, but I am changing my mind now. lol
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« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2010, 02:16:20 PM »
I'm so glad I popped in!  If I hadn't I would have missed your lovely house Salty!  I love the openess of it and the sim-metry.  I hate it when things are off balance.  Very unique!

Pam I love your remodels.  I'm not that fond of green but sometimes we have to go with it, especially if it makes our Sim happy.  The palace in Al Simhara is lovely!  I'd love to go there.

Samoht, lovely, lovely houses.  I rarely like modern houses but this one really catches my eye.  In the big, green one, how do you get a window high up under the roof like that?  I've been going bonkers trying to figure it out.  Looks like a good legacy house to me.
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« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2010, 02:22:52 PM »
Thanks Joria!  :)
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« Reply #79 on: July 24, 2010, 03:10:29 PM »
In the big, green one, how do you get a window high up under the roof like that?
Adjust the roof pitch until it's high enough to accept a window.  This is easier with some windows than others.

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« Reply #80 on: July 24, 2010, 04:06:05 PM »
Yeah what TommyT said, except I didn't plan that it was just an empty spot so I filled it with a Window cause it fit there!  :D
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« Reply #81 on: July 24, 2010, 05:10:03 PM »
Love your house Salty!  It reminds me of a "Street of Dreams" house here in my home town where the main floor was upstairs and the downstairs was the family/bonus room.  I thought it was a really cool design, hadn't thought of using that type of layout in Sims, but looks great and I bet it would be fun to play in too. :)  Love the garden area downstairs!

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« Reply #82 on: July 24, 2010, 11:01:54 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  :)

Outside (1)


Outside (2)


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One of the three delightful bedrooms


Second Floor


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 #83 on: July 25, 2010, 02:00:01 AM »
This is definitely a first for me...usually I only build and don't share. :D  Let's keep our fingers crossed that I can follow Pam's instructions on how to get this thing in here...

This is a small bungalow I built especially for the beach in Sunset Valley.  Unfurnished it goes for around $47,000 and furnished it will be $75,000.

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sunken living room with floor to ceiling windows.

Bedroom and bath

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« Reply #84 on: July 25, 2010, 02:07:29 AM »
Very nice house funky.  I see you like windows too. ;D

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« Reply #85 on: July 25, 2010, 02:54:49 AM »
@bshag:  Are those clouds on the floor of the bathroom?
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« Reply #86 on: July 25, 2010, 04:51:34 AM »
Welcome to the Forum FunkChunks!  :D That is a really cool House, it looks so light and airy!

I like your theme bshag!  :D Did you use the constrainfloorelevation to make the Sunken living room?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #87 on: July 25, 2010, 05:12:05 AM »
@Pam, in the guest BA the tile is dolphins and the bath next to master bedroom is just a really soft design of square tiles.  All the designs and patterns I use in my houses are dl'ed from the exchange, they are all recolors.  I sorta went nuts last summer. :D

@samoht, yup.  I love the tutorial, so easy to use.  ;D

Thanks for the comments guys.  Nice, easy instructions how to link Pam, thanks loads! :)

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« Reply #88 on: July 25, 2010, 05:22:28 AM »
I only have one family that I ever play - I do nearly everything with them. So the house is constantly changing, and I don't make it to look nice on the outside. Anyone interested in what it looks like? I usually have big families - 6-8 sims at one time. Also, not sure how to do it with 5 screenshots. There's five levels, but you won't be able to see much detail in one screenshot per level.

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« Reply #89 on: July 25, 2010, 05:50:53 AM »
If you posted a picture we could help you decorate the outside? And give tips for the Landscaping etc.  :)
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« Reply #90 on: July 25, 2010, 09:44:13 AM »
well, they're bad pictures but here is my house from the outside and the 3 main levels:
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level 1:


level 2:


and from the outside:


so it's not much to look at from the outside, but on the inside each room is designed around paintings my sims made, including personalised bedrooms for everyone. There is also a 3rd level (1 bedroom plus balcony) and 2 basements (relic, nectar, treasure, paintings, photos storage).

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« Reply #91 on: July 25, 2010, 10:12:50 AM »
Well first I would say set aside one plot of land for that impressive garden, fence it off with a gate and then make a backyard sort of area, with a bar, tables, fire-pit etc. Then for the front some borders with planting and shrubbery, a rock/statue or two and some trees, don't go overboard on trees, a few in an empty space would be a good addition though, you could also add a small pond if you had room left. I think you could gain some space at the front on the right by bringing the fence forward, maybe have the car park area enclosed? Another thing you could do is move the house to a larger lot as that one looks rather small to me.

I think you may be able to find something in that jumble of words!  :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 25, 2010, 10:34:56 AM »
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 :)

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« Reply #93 on: July 25, 2010, 10:59:54 AM »
That must be one big house then!  ;D
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« Reply #94 on: July 25, 2010, 12:57:01 PM »
Thanks for posting your house Pally.  It is always so fun to see what others are doing in their game.  I have never figured out how to post pictures yet.  I found it fascinating that you always play with the same family in the same house.  There are tons of videos on youtube of how to landscape if that is what you are wanting to do.  

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« Reply #95 on: July 25, 2010, 01:58:42 PM »
Hi pally, nice big house you got there!  If you need tips, simprograms and official sims 3 site both have really great tutorials on just about everything, from landscaping and building to funky things like swimmable ponds and waterfalls.  But of course, if your house suits you and your sims, there's no improving needed. ;D

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« Reply #96 on: July 25, 2010, 08:47:13 PM »
FunkyChunks, I love the upstairs outdoor garden. The sunken living room is beautiful too! Pally, I really like the multicolored tiles in the bathroom in the first picture. I'll have to try to make my own bathroom like that.  :D

Alright, It's always bothered me how the buildings in Twinbrook are several stories tall, yet hold nothing but (shudder) urns. So, I decided to go on a remodel rampage across Twinbrook. My first stop was my most frustrating spot- The consignment store.





I took what I know of Japanese department stores, thrift shops, and clothing stores, and combined it into what is now the Consignemnt Shop. The hideous display and tacky dress patterns on the first floor were tossed out in favor of more clothing racks, more registers, and a chic lounge for when people got tired of shopping.



The second floor I turned into the thrift shop like area, with shelves of organized chaos, mismatched furniture sets, and some statues for sale by the owner's wacky cousin. Also note the light fixtures are fluorecent nightmares, so you'll feel ill under said lights as you look desperately for a end table previously not owned by a cat lady.



Finally, my favorite, the third floor. This is half a display of furniture sets, like in Japan's department stores (and some in America), and half the office of the marketing and resale staff. I had a lot of fun with designing the cubicles for the individuals inside- The minamalist Ad designer who hates his fellow employees, the 'Internet Memes Abound' office jerk who's suppose to be doing orders, the guy-who-likes-cars-too-much who works in accounting, the hopeless romantic girl who does orders from the warehouses, and the manager who's probably on a power trip. The office lounge made me very sad, since I couldn't add a microwave, but I made do with a park grill. I'd also like to point out the tacky design of the wall paper in the 'outdoor adventure' set. The icky looking green flooring was suppose to be bamboo for a Chinese design of a room, and the sculpture's a donation from previously mentioned wacky cousin.



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« Reply #97 on: July 25, 2010, 09:35:12 PM »
Trolling bells. That is awsome. I need to do some renovations. I think it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #98 on: July 26, 2010, 05:19:26 AM »
Thanks for all the nice comments :) TollingBells, nice consignment store renovation. I can't believe you noticed that multi-coloured tiling. It's actually the laundry, and I modelled it on a painting that I didn't  really like, but it turned out great:



wait, i like this picture better:

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« Reply #99 on: July 26, 2010, 05:19:36 AM »
I have never figured out how to post pictures yet.

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