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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #950 on: April 16, 2011, 02:30:31 AM »
Next up, kitchen, master bedroom, and child's bedroom.





Grr, I'm so repetitive when it comes to children's bedrooms...  Ah well, changed up the bed arrangement from my norm and am very proud of my pile-o-teddies.


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« Reply #951 on: April 16, 2011, 04:26:01 AM »
I like your pile of teddies too! You know there's a rabbit and little tiger on the shop to that act the same as teddies - there's a mummy teddy in WA and a panda teddy on the shop too. And I like how you've arranged the bed in the master bedroom - I haven't seen it not against the wall before.



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #952 on: April 16, 2011, 12:46:35 PM »
I love the floating bed in the master, Danefaith! I also like the kitchen.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #953 on: April 16, 2011, 05:16:18 PM »
A lot of the houses displayed here are really nice and very original! It's absolutely wonderful to see them be made available for others to enjoy as well. It's a shame I only recently discovered this forum, would have liked to share my houses as well. However, I recently lost all my saved Sims files in a total PC crash.

Since then I've been entertaining the thought of taking a different approach this time around. Instead of creating original appartments, lofts, houses and villa's, I've been playing with the idea to recreate some of the true masterpieces in the history of architecture. Designs of turn of the century architects who revolutionized architecture, such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aalto, to name a few of the most recognized. But also further down in history, there's are wealth of incredibly beautiful renaissance architecture, such as Palladio's "Venice villas". I think that even an old Roman atrium villa would make a great sim house with a few adaptations.

I was wondering if there'd be any interest in houses like that?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #954 on: April 16, 2011, 05:56:59 PM »
Hey I am e1990r. I am in the middle of building a 2 story 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home and I am stuck trying to decide the type of window that will go best with the outside of the house. If you have any suggestions please give them to me. Oh and I am using the Lattice Door for my front door. The picture of my sim house is attached.

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« Reply #955 on: April 16, 2011, 10:36:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum, e1990r!

About your house, I'm not really sold on the blue exterior walls. It might be because you don't have any windows up yet. If you really want to do the blue sliding then I would recommend going white with exterior windows, doors, railings, etc. I would also go with a lighter colored roof, just so that the place doesn't look so dark. Could you upload a picture of the back? I can't really say much with out seeing the house from different angles. I can see some stairs that I assume lead to the back porch, but I can not be sure. A picture could really help with that. I'm interested to see where you will take this build so please keep us updated.

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« Reply #956 on: April 17, 2011, 01:39:25 AM »
e1990r, I like the idea of having a different color as dominant, and this royal blue can look very nice. Now, you already placed fence and stairs, so in that line, you might try the same color wood on windows with similar shape as doors. If that doesn't suit well enough you can try modern glasses (those that have glass from ceiling to floor, without any ornaments) in black, and change the stairs fence and door too. White might work too but maybe it will be too much of the contrast cause this shade of blue is deep and dark. Try and you'll see how it look.

Danefaith, thank you so much for this idea of placing counters the way you did here! Love it! I'm patiently waiting for more homes for this themed neighborhood, I have a perfect place for them!

Yarakisagosa, I' really not good in choosing wall papers :D maybe some paneling would fit? And with maybe small bamboo and few ancient rocks next to it, or with moveobjects on to place it partially inside the walls with some fern and bushes? And pond would fit perfectly, don't worry, with some waterlilies, I can't think of the place that it won't fit well :D




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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #957 on: April 17, 2011, 12:32:16 PM »
Here is the home with windows. I would like to here peoples suggestions. It is the house that I lived in when I was in England. I don't have any pictures but my mother has described it to me so many times that I picture this house. We lived on an American base, that is why it still has that white picket fence feel even though it was in Britain. But I would love to hear your guys suggestions on the house. She just never really described the windows, but said that we had them. I was only a baby when I lived there so no real memories for me. (back on topic) But I would love to here your suggestions.



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #958 on: April 17, 2011, 04:53:26 PM »
This morning, I spent ~2 and a half hours building a house (read:asylum) for my insane couple and their police guard. I'll try to get some pictures up later.

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« Reply #959 on: April 17, 2011, 06:09:35 PM »
wow e1990r it looks lovely with the windows. You have that one side of the house without windows so I would definitely put some there for consistency. I would also suggest that you extend the pond towards the back a little that way it doesn't look so out of place. I think you could use some flower bushes lining the driveway too that way you add a splash of color into your landscaping.

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« Reply #960 on: April 18, 2011, 05:30:03 AM »
Awesome work guys! It's nice to see new builders on the Showboat, a big welcome to Yarakisagoa and e1990r! And I mean it, so don't let me hogging the rest of the post put you off.  :-\

Anyway, I've got a lot of works in progress right now but I've only had time to finish the little ones, and I thought I might focus on Sunset Valley for a while. I like doing conversions of existing lots, so I built this little cafe in Maywood Glen:











Sorry for the grid lines in the pictures  :-\. I wanted to change as little as possible about the lot itself, which is why the cafe's so small. I've placed a few tables, a World Adventures food register, coffee machine and bar. What do you guys think? I like how it turned out, but I don't build in this style very often and there's probably a few things I can still do to improve it. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #961 on: April 18, 2011, 05:41:01 AM »
I love it Ausette, it's gorgeous. And what a great idea to use a WA register for a cafe. I wonder which country's food it will sell?

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« Reply #962 on: April 18, 2011, 05:47:52 AM »
It doesn't sell any of the World Adventures food (egg rolls, crepes etc.), but it sells all of the base game food you'd normally get in addition to the exotic stuff. It even sells bar food from Late Night.  :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #963 on: April 18, 2011, 06:45:26 AM »
Yes, that is a nice cafe. I could live there if I wanted to, it's so good!  ;D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #964 on: April 18, 2011, 02:17:55 PM »
Hmm, few ideas.

Emphasize the red painting a bit by using a frame closer to the color of the painting beside it.  the frame at present is too close to the color of the walls, and so it kind of sinks in.

Consider "short, medium-length planks with pegs" for the floor on the side patio, and bring the color closer to that of its deck framework.  The contrast with the entry stairs will help emphasize their unique qualities.

Finally, play with the colors of your window and door frames a bit.  These picturesque colonials can really take on amazing character with subtle hints of color or bold accents in their windows and frames.

that said, it marries perfectly into the previous landscaping in a way which leaves me feeling, it had been there all along.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #965 on: April 18, 2011, 02:50:18 PM »
So pressed through the last remaining rooms.



Teen's room.


One side of the den, with mini-bar and television.


Other side of the den, with seating and piano.

Now just need to decorate the hallways, review for final touches, and I'll be finished!


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« Reply #966 on: April 18, 2011, 07:15:52 PM »
Looks very cool Danefaith.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #967 on: April 19, 2011, 11:02:38 AM »
I'm running out of idea :|. I'm not good at "painting", so the wall around look .... Any suggestions?


I love the overall layout of the property and the style and symmetry of the main house.  I agree that more landscaping would help add interest to the large open spaces in the yard.

I love how the color of the house carries over to the inside of the wall, but the outside appears dark by comparison.  Is that a trick of the lighting or is it actually darker than the inside of the wall?  I would prefer to see the wall the same color as the house both inside and out.

One really minor thing, but it was the first thing my eye went to...the siding above the main gate feels out of place to me.  It is reminiscent of a Tudor style home and I personally think it detracts from the simplicity of the overall design.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #968 on: April 19, 2011, 08:36:14 PM »
OK. I'm giving the update of the home I am working on. I have worked hard on the exterior and added a lot of details. I know a lot of work is to come. However, I was wondering what you were thinking.



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« Reply #969 on: April 19, 2011, 09:40:39 PM »
@e1190r: I think you've done well with the landscaping mostly - the pond looks better and the plants are good. The pool is beautiful. I just am not sure about those tall lanterns in the back yard - they look out of place.

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« Reply #970 on: April 20, 2011, 12:52:03 AM »
Looking good dane, I can't wait to download it! I always love your modern designs and colours. ;D

e1990r, your house is also coming together nicely. I'd suggest changing the colour of the driveway to something a little darker, and I'd fill up the empty space at the back with trees, shrubs, terrain paint and small hills. I like the landscaping so far, just continue that  :). As for the pool area, I agree with pally about the lights. Perhaps you could make a fence and add some lights to that? You're doing great so far, just keep at it and you'll get there.

Also, I just uploaded Maywood Cafe to the Swap Shop after a few changes. Thanks for the advice guys, I played around with the colours a little and now I couldn't imagine it without the pink shutters.  :D


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« Reply #971 on: April 20, 2011, 03:13:26 AM »
Looks great!
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« Reply #972 on: April 20, 2011, 08:55:43 PM »
Aw, I love the cafe, Ausette!
It's so cute ;D
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #973 on: April 26, 2011, 04:40:03 AM »
Thanks guys :). I'm starting to get back into building, so I've been converting the Red Rendezvous in Twinbrook into an apartment building. I haven't done much to the bar on the bottom floor because I like it so much, but to the second and third floors I've added a starter-priced apartment, two hidden NPC apartments, a laundry (with toilets and waiting area) and a conference room.









I usually just leave the Red Rendezvous as a bar, but I thought I'd give the Private Eye profession a shot and I needed something suitably atmospheric  :D. I liked the idea of living right in town, too. Sadly the bottom floor doesn't really function as a bar because there isn't a mixologist unless you hire one yourself, but because it's the only apartment in Twinbrook it's always chock full of NPCs. I've almost finished, so what do you guys think? Should I move the dining table across more? Do I need to use different wood colours? Is there anything else I should change?

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« Reply #974 on: April 26, 2011, 05:05:02 AM »
Ausette, I love the look of the apartment. It's so classy, and very elegant.
I think the wood looks fine, as does the table. Actually, I can't think of anything I would chage at all. :)
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