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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #850 on: March 26, 2011, 08:08:38 PM »
the driveway is a little steep and bumpy but I understand it can be difficult to man those terrain elevation tools, so its nothing to sweat.

What this needs is a clearly defined front entrance. I see a sliver of a door next to the garage and it took me a while to find it.  If I were a visiting friend, I'd want to know where I'm supposed to enter the building.  I'd suggest moving it front and center and giving it a little bit more bravado.  Also, wherever you can replace those lines of thin windows with the three space wide windows, I'd suggest doing so, just so they're more clearly defined.

But it definitely feels like a tenant building, with defined suites.  I like what I see with the penthouse, hope that's the one my sims get to live in!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #851 on: March 26, 2011, 08:14:56 PM »


So finished the backyard.  Has a nice minimalist feel with flushed whites, defined pathways and sparse furniture.


Now, on to decorating!  This is the room on the left side of the house from the back view: the kitchen.  Ugh, this kitchen took me forever and I still have my up and downs.  Should probably add more appliances and a few knick knacks.

The living room, I'm debating as to whether it's minimalist or just under-decorated at the moment.  :D Max was also kind enough to upgrade the fireplace to be fireproof, just for you!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #852 on: March 26, 2011, 09:15:20 PM »
danefaith, how did you get those fantastic counters in the 2nd picture?
Also, the impossible building will be relatively hard. The walls become skewed when I try to build it.


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This is the house exterior. The small column-like thing has the mailbox protruding from it.


3rd floor. Master Bedroom.


2nd floor. Main living rooms.


1st floor. Kitchen / Diner.


The front garden, with harvestable apple tree, lime tree, life fruit, deathflower, and bell pepper plants.


2nd bedroom. It can be used as a butler's bedroom.


B4. Simbot Recharging station and Simbot reprogramming station.

After I posted this, I realised that there is only one bathroom, in the butler's bedroom. If I upload it to the swap shop, I'll build another one. Also, I'll pretty up the kitchen.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #853 on: March 26, 2011, 10:55:55 PM »
danefaith - the kitchen is awesome (how did you get those benches and that fridge?) but the loungeroom isn't doing it for me...

seabody - the build of the house is interesting, but I'm not sure about the inside - it seems a bit...empty? And can you move that tree so it doesn't poke into the building?

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« Reply #854 on: March 26, 2011, 11:01:33 PM »
Whoops. I'm actually about to upload it to the Swap Shop. EDIT: And I just thought of something to explain the emptyness.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #855 on: March 27, 2011, 12:11:13 AM »



A house I built. Large enough for my family of 6. This is my handiwork in home designing!!!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #856 on: March 27, 2011, 09:54:02 AM »
Awesome houses Shenice, Danefaith, Seabody and Ripster. I love it how everyone includes a SimBot recharging station in their houses. :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #857 on: March 27, 2011, 03:17:55 PM »
I've done a bit more landscaping to the front and finished the backyard.  I've also lightened up the color of the garage door.  I don't know why those doors always appear several shades darker than they actually are. I'm also done with the upstairs so it should be mostly complete.  Any suggestions? 


Here is the front with more landscaping.  I hope it looks more balanced now.


The back patio with pool, outdoor dining, and hot tub.




The Master bedroom.






An overview of the main floor.


And the second floor…

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #858 on: March 27, 2011, 03:33:23 PM »
@danefaith - I really like the minimalistic backyard.  It looks very crisp and clean and suits the building well.  I love the kitchen.  The colors are fantastic.  I'm not sure about the sculpture, though, but that could just be me as I don't particularly like that scuplture to begin with. 

@sims3lover -  I think your house is coming along nicely.  I particulalry like the fountain and flowerbed in the front.  For the carport, the wooden columns don't look substantial enough.  Maybe try using the wall tool to create 1X1 square columns?  That would give it more "support" and make it look more balanced.  Also, maybe add a few more windows on the 2nd floor (or change them so that there are shutters on the outside like with the main floor) and some decking in the backyard around the pool?  Otherwise, I like it and think when finished, it will be a very cute house.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #859 on: March 27, 2011, 04:46:09 PM »
@ Linley: The landscaping turned out excellent.  I'd suggest matching the trimming around the more traditional doors to the baseboards of the room.  Also, maybe consider giving the door itself some color.  The white is a little off kilter.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #860 on: March 27, 2011, 05:19:36 PM »



Bedrooms.  Kind of simple but I think they have some interesting details.  Just need to do some bathrooms and this is good to go!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #861 on: March 28, 2011, 02:59:47 AM »
linley -  that house is lovely :) My only picky bit would be the backyard maybe? It could use some... colour? Or the hedge could go all the way round? Maybe the smaller hedge. But it's not big deal, and I love the front look now.

danefaith those bedrooms are nice - I particularly love the blue one, the colours are so beautiful!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #862 on: March 29, 2011, 02:14:22 PM »
Finished Lithium!  It's up in the swap shop and in the exchange here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3927629

Then I moved right on to my next shell.. thoughts?






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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #863 on: March 29, 2011, 08:27:43 PM »
Oooh, I like the water feature. I'm trying to figure out those walls, have you used 'moveobjects on' to place columns in them? Anyway, it's beautiful and modern as always. I'm guessing it's one bedroom, how big is the lot?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #864 on: March 29, 2011, 09:11:15 PM »
It's a 20:30, one bedroom in that loft area.  I'm working on a mini series of small modern/contemporaries at the moment.  This is actually neighboring my previous build and a want to fit one more alongside them.

Thank you, I'm glad it turned out nicely.  It should be a quick decorate with only three rooms lol, so architecture is key.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #865 on: March 30, 2011, 02:23:29 AM »
I've found a cool-looking floor plan (Thank you Google!) and I'll try it out soon! Just a heads-up.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #866 on: March 30, 2011, 05:48:19 AM »
danefaith - it's interesting. I didn't notice the details like the columns and water fountain at first glance. It seems different from your previous ones -  no foundations-at-different-levels or whatever they're called - so I'll be interested to see how it turns out.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #867 on: March 30, 2011, 01:35:13 PM »

So I think I captured the essence I was looking for, but I'm considering a color overhaul.  With only three rooms, every detail counts in this one!

A shot of the room from the second story, umm, balcony I suppose?  Showing the entry way to the bedroom and mirrored walls.

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Let's here it guys!


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« Reply #868 on: March 30, 2011, 01:57:36 PM »
I like the items you chose, but I would go for the color overhaul, the grey, silver, pale teal leaves it looking, a little flat I think.  Maybe adding just a few splashes of a more vibrant color would help.  That's just IMHO of course.  It's a really cool building, I especially think the use and placement of the windows looks very natural, modern, and cool.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #869 on: March 30, 2011, 02:25:49 PM »
Danefaith, love the colors, especially the sculpture decor. The stairs are just genius. So simple, but so beautiful at the same time! Awesome job.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #870 on: March 30, 2011, 04:20:26 PM »
Danefaith, I think your houses are brilliant!  I'm a sucker for modern/contemporary design and I love how yours are sleek, elegant and harmonious.  For me the hallmark of an excellent design is whether or not I would want to live in it.  I can say that when I look at your work I'm insanely jealous that my Sims get to live in it and I don't!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #871 on: March 30, 2011, 08:32:04 PM »


I had a lot of fun installing the lighting.  ;D


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« Reply #872 on: March 30, 2011, 11:07:45 PM »
OMG!! Danefaith!!! I love it! I would totally live there. It makes my heart throb.



I made some changes to my latest WIP. For one I added a front door and have begun the furnishing process. I must say I love Outdoor Living. The furniture is so amazing to me. Though I will definetely change that deck area. I haven't changed any of the colors because I usually do that towards the end and I'm not feeling the current layout there anyway.



I finished the lobby. There is a call box (not shown) and a door leading to the garage (also not shown). I debated on what to put in the center for a long time. Finally settled on that tree which is from the store. Its from one of the free sets the name of which escapes me at this moment.




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and then we have one of my more simple kitchen designs. I personally love that shade of red in the flooring. It's gotta be one of my favorites. I also love how the red is reflected in all the stainless steel accents. One of my favorite features in the sims 3.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #873 on: March 31, 2011, 02:53:13 AM »
danefaith - I would go with a colour overhall, cause it just looks a bit plain.

shenice - I leave the colouring till last too :). I like the blue room with the tree in the middle. And the kitchen is lovely - very imaginative use of floor tiles, and the colour is gorgeous.

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« Reply #874 on: March 31, 2011, 12:21:58 PM »
Shenice93 thats beautiful! I love the modern look, its very beautfiul.

 

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