When it comes to realistic housebuilding it can be extremely important to
keep the following things in mind.
In this tutorial we distinguish between two basic floorplans.
1. American Style
When choosing the American Style of realistic
housebuilding you might have noticed that it
is very common for its architecture to enter
right into the livingroom instead of a
As soon as you enter you are right in the
thick of the action.
1. European Style
For European floorplans it is much more common
to create a hallway or a little corridor
behind the front door which allows access to
Also, the hallway is the perfect room to build
stairs to the first floor or a basement.
If you have chosen your favorite style you
should keep in mind that you can always
combine certain sections/rooms of your house.
It is not always needed to place walls or
doors between them. Big open rooms allow a
better communication between your Sims.
Sometimes it is enough to place a lower (half)
wall between sections you want to divide.
E.g. Livingroom/Reading Area
You should have an idea now the way you want your house to look like. No doubt it
is up to you to place rooms up to your preference. Yet - to make a building even
more realistic - it can be helpful to look at real houses and rooms and mind their
location. Here is a list of rooms and where you can usually find them:
To save time during your Sim-Day it is useful to place all the essential
objects/rooms on the 1st Floor. That way your Sims wont have to change the
floor to have a snack, watch Tv, go to the toilet or to read a book.
The last step in creating a realistic house is to not forget the very little
important things a household needs.
Tip: Do not forget the little
things e.g. a spot for the trash.
The trash can usually doesn’t
just stand around without a wall
or a garage or even a bush.
Below you can find a list of
additional rooms or sections,
that may allow your house to look
Swimming Pool Room
Store Room for Food
Big Dining Room for
A little corner for
Attic (store room)
Own living space with
kitchen for Teens
Balcony with Crops
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