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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #800 on: March 22, 2011, 10:30:16 PM »
Thanks Micler, I'm glad you enjoyed it.  And glad you liked the 2x2 rooms.  They were inspired by the most potent force of all: anger.  ;D  I absolutely hate those trash cans!  It feels like no matter where I plop them in the landscaping they're going to detract from the overall quality.  One day I just created a little 2x2 on a build and hid them away, and the tool room evolved from there.

Here's some better shots of the kitchen btw, hope they help:




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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #801 on: March 22, 2011, 10:52:35 PM »
I...I...think I'm in love...with that kitchen! ;D



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #802 on: March 23, 2011, 12:28:18 AM »
Thanks, Danefaith. The kitchen looks great, along with the rest of the house! :) My only suggestion would be to not have the bar counter extend into the drink rack along the wall.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #803 on: March 23, 2011, 12:33:52 AM »
Looks goofy?  I was trying to make it look like the rack was an extension of the counter, but... yeah most people aren't agreeing.  ;D  one hair brained scheme to scrap, lol.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #804 on: March 23, 2011, 12:49:49 AM »
Yeah, the trash cans irritate me also. I usually just put them at the end of the walkway, by the sidewalk. It's much more efficient to have them right in the house, though, and it looks realistic. I see what you were going for in the kitchen, and it's a good idea. Too bad the rack covers so much of the cabinet.

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« Reply #805 on: March 23, 2011, 01:45:35 AM »
I absolutely hate those trash cans!  It feels like no matter where I plop them in the landscaping they're going to detract from the overall quality.  One day I just created a little 2x2 on a build and hid them away, and the tool room evolved from there.

I was having this identical thought just today as I was laying the plans for my legacy house!  Occasionally, I can make them fit into the general scheme of things (and by "occasionally," I mean almost never), but usually I just have to grit my teeth and endure their presence.  It was especially true with my legacy, because I was going with the optional "family trait" rule, and the trait was eco-friendly.  I could have tolerated maybe a recycle bin, but that regular trash can was irking me to no end whatsoever. 

Now, I don't have to tolerate either!  I'm glad they don't have the money to start any serious building yet lol.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #806 on: March 23, 2011, 01:51:19 AM »
Thanks heaps Joria ;D
I might work on the front a bit after my dynasty game has finished. The main point of the house was to have less clutter and unneeded objects so that my game would stop crashing.

And Danefaith, I really like your house!



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #807 on: March 23, 2011, 02:11:59 AM »
danefaith - your house is awesome as always - except for that room with the foosball - i must admit I don't like that one at all.

denile - altogether your house looks quite charming. I would recommend changing the windows as already suggested (white with shutters - some windows come with shutters, and I think there are also some separate shutters under curtains). I find the tree with all the multi-coloured flowers to the left outside the fence to be quite distracting. I would only have a tree and bush there, myself. But over all, I like. I wouldn't change the clapboard/bricks.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #808 on: March 23, 2011, 02:29:24 AM »
Oh lol the snooker room?  I was running out of room ideas.   :D


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #809 on: March 23, 2011, 02:38:08 AM »
danefaith - your house is awesome as always - except for that room with the foosball - i must admit I don't like that one at all.

I don't think the room looks bad...just a little bit "full."
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #810 on: March 23, 2011, 03:28:57 AM »
It was sort of a shot in the foot.  When I added the green bedroom and elevator, instead of a stairwell, I had to fit in a sliver of a room on the first floor where the stairwell would have otherwise been.  Gym didn't look right, too small to be a laboratory, and too inconvenient to be a bedroom.  I ended up just stuffing it with two interactive items I hadn't used yet: foos ball and the chess set.

I removed the foos ball table and I have to agree, it feels a bit more open and inviting.  besides, I hate foosball.  :D  

Thanks for the assessment.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #811 on: March 23, 2011, 03:31:56 AM »
I just didn't like the colour scheme - the leopard skin with the green rugs :S

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #812 on: March 23, 2011, 03:50:39 AM »
Lol!  I freely admit that sometimes my color choices are a little insane.  Although I did try an alternative color sofa.



I admit, easier on the eyes, but sans the clutter and leopard print, it feels like its missing something now...

Any suggestions?


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #813 on: March 23, 2011, 03:57:14 AM »
danefaith, could you resize the picture?
Maybe it's missing a TV.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #814 on: March 23, 2011, 04:13:25 AM »
Whoops!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #815 on: March 23, 2011, 04:41:44 AM »
danefaith it looks much better. The couch is a little bland, but it's not bad. Good job :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #816 on: March 23, 2011, 04:51:16 AM »
Lol, rock and a hard place...!  slightly bland, or slightly ballistic?  I'll figure something out.  So close, so close to the finish line!  But that's when the details become marathons in and of themselves.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #817 on: March 23, 2011, 05:50:37 AM »
Hey it's not such a big deal. In the end it's what you want it to be that matters. You don't have to listen to every bit of advice if you don't want to. :P

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #818 on: March 23, 2011, 11:19:09 AM »
Oh no I definitely understand.  But this room in particular wasn't very strong in my eyes and so I'm particularly engaged in the comments.  :D Every different perspective expands my understanding of what I did and why I did it.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #819 on: March 23, 2011, 11:36:00 AM »
@danefaith
I like the plain room more than the leopard print room too. I think it looks nice with the plain coloured couch :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #820 on: March 23, 2011, 01:34:23 PM »
I admit, easier on the eyes, but sans the clutter and leopard print, it feels like its missing something now...

Any suggestions?

Actually, I was thinking that you should leave the Foosball table and relocate the chess board.
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« Reply #821 on: March 23, 2011, 09:30:33 PM »
Color scheme wise, I must say I really like the new room. I think the couch could use a pin stripe pattern or a subtle checker pattern. I'm leaning more towards vertical pin stripe but that's just me.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #822 on: March 24, 2011, 03:50:15 PM »
So a few pages back I posted the landscaping to my current house, I took some of the advice and this is what my outside now looks like:



So as you can (hopefully) see, I swapped out the windows on the front for both the second and first floor, on the first because I needed bigger windows. On the second floor I've added gray shutters along the front of the house, the windows were swapped out so that the shutters matched up properly with the window height. The landscaping has hopefully been depoofed a bit and the backyard is underway as well.

I've also moved inside now, trying to figure out how to divide up the first floor properly was tricky, especially with two sets of stairs, one up and one down, and a door leading to the garage. But I think I figured out a layout I'm satisfied with.



This first picture is a full on view of the first floor, as you can see I've got two staircases instead of one, which makes things a little trickier. I tried to stay neutral and calming, the blue seems to fit quite well. I also had some fun with the fireplace, I've never recolored to so many things before!



The kitchen makes use of the railed half-walls, which I feel provides a nice separation from the living/dining area. The extra tile of wall of each side is where I'm keeping the little trash bin and the little recycle bin, plus it keeps the kitchen looking comfortable instead of cramped. Looking at it now I might add an extra counter along the outside wall...



The living area is mostly a sitting area at the moment, I felt a television or stereo was out of place in this little home, though I'll probably add one later anyways. Everything is color coordinated, I hope, and I feel it looks pretty good so far.

Granted, this is still very much a work in progress and any opinions would be helpful. (Praise would be happily accepted as well.) So, thoughts?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #823 on: March 24, 2011, 04:41:24 PM »
Wow DeNile, that is looking very cozy now! I like it.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #824 on: March 24, 2011, 04:59:28 PM »
The landscaping around the tree looks fantastic, plus the shutters and new windows were a good call!  But I would start calling the front yard "done" at some point soon, before it becomes a little too busy ;)

The interior looks quite comfortable for such a small house.  But it might be a good idea to move the rug and bookcases a bit away from the fireplace.  Not so much from a design point of view, but a sim-safety point of view.  Unless you add the "Fireproof" Handiness upgrade to some fireplaces, objects that are close to them can catch fire.  Some fireplaces come with it automatically, but I don't think that's one of them.

But I think it's really starting to come around!
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