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Dobbin's Delight, a residence. Does not contain horse whisperer secrets.
« on: 2011 November 13, 08:56:21 »
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Dobbin's Delight is a residential home on a 50x50 lot. I built it on one of the free sections near the horseshoe road in Appaloosa Plains. Map to follow. The main house is 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Somehow I ended up with a yellow/red/white/black decorating scheme this time.The barn in the corner of the property has a loft section with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom for the stablehands. There is a home paddock for the horses and another paddock for jumping/racing. The family have not been neglected, they have a hot tub, vegetable garden and firepit in their own garden. §135,990 wanded. Oh and the stayaway gnomes are all under a tree by the front door.

I use Moryrie's packages and Jezzer's sims3pack counters.

One thing I forgot to do is customise the lights to get rid of the white bloom. I usually pick a creamier colour and put in custom R/G/B values to soften the effect a bit.













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« Reply #1 on: 2011 November 13, 14:32:20 »
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The Zetatard is going to be very disappoint when he downloads it and finds out "Dobbin's Delight" is a house.
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« Reply #2 on: 2011 November 13, 17:10:28 »
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« Reply #3 on: 2011 November 13, 17:26:12 »
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One thing I forgot to do is customise the lights to get rid of the white bloom. I usually pick a creamier colour and put in custom R/G/B values to soften the effect a bit.

Could you please explain/share that bit?

I couldn't help but to giggle that the sims in your house have the same tiles in the bathrooms as in the kitchen. My first question(s) if I saw that irl would be 'Did you buy too many tiles?'/'Were they on sale?'. Apart from that; I like the layout, much room but not too empty.
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« Reply #4 on: 2011 November 13, 21:39:15 »
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You can click on lights and set a custom colour. So instead of leaving the default bright white colour, I go into the design mode and pick a slightly yellow/cream colour and using the tabs at the bottom of the colour select section, I write down the Red/Green/Blue values. It's a pity the lights won't take the hex number, but there you go. Anyway, you can then click on any light and set a custom colour. I THINK you can do it to all lights, or room by room as well. I don't know how to do it in build mode, I can only do it when sims are in the house. This gives you a softer light, not so bright white, and helps kill the godawful bloom effect of white walls or benches or whatever.

As to space, I try to give sims a lot of routing room. I loathe many of the EAxis houses as they have routing bottlenecks left, right and centre.

The tiles are all the same on the floors of the rooms with plumbing, but the walls are different between the bathrooms and the kitchen. There were so many patterns and colours at that point I didn't want to introduce any more.
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« Reply #5 on: 2011 November 13, 22:03:58 »
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Ctrl+shift+click works for changing them in build mode. I do something similar, only instead of changing the color, I change the intensity to dim.
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« Reply #6 on: 2011 November 13, 23:38:14 »
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I couldn't help but to giggle that the sims in your house have the same tiles in the bathrooms as in the kitchen. My first question(s) if I saw that irl would be 'Did you buy too many tiles?'/'Were they on sale?'.

Can I ask where you are from?  I have not seen many places that have different tiles throughout the house and wonder where that would be a common thing.
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« Reply #7 on: 2011 November 14, 04:37:50 »
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I did not know this was a "thing". Some of our properties (past and present) have (had) the same tiles in kitchens and baths and some do not / have not. It never occurred to me that having the same tiles in both places might be a bad thing, if they are neutral tiles.

I suppose some of those nasty fake brick-looking lino tiles for kitchens would look assy in a bathroom, but most neutral tiles I have seen IRL are well-suited to either room.
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« Reply #8 on: 2011 November 14, 07:05:21 »
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*cough* Lino *cough* is often the same in both bathroom and kitchen in many of the places I've lived. My homes generally don't stretch to tiles.
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« Reply #9 on: 2011 November 14, 16:04:55 »
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I used to live in Sweden, having the same tiles in the bathroom and kitchen would be a no-no. Norm is white tiles (usually linoleum on the floor) in bathrooms and something else in the kitchen. Some kitchens only have tiles behind the sink area, like my mom's - the tiles are actually white but there's so few you don't think 'bathroom' when you see them. I never really thought of the tiles stuff but as much as I recall, I haven't come across a kitchen and bathroom with the same floor and/or complete wall tiles during the 14 years I lived there. I have probably come across linoleum being the same all through a house, usually older and not recently renovated. Eh, I think people are quite conscious about their houses and put a lot of thought when renovating. A friend of mine would probably rather die than have the same tiles in her two bathrooms.

Thanks, I'll try the magic light thing. 
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« Reply #10 on: 2011 November 14, 16:22:21 »
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I used to live in Sweden, having the same tiles in the bathroom and kitchen would be a no-no. Norm is white tiles (usually linoleum on the floor) in bathrooms and something else in the kitchen. Some kitchens only have tiles behind the sink area, like my mom's - the tiles are actually white but there's so few you don't think 'bathroom' when you see them. I never really thought of the tiles stuff but as much as I recall, I haven't come across a kitchen and bathroom with the same floor and/or complete wall tiles during the 14 years I lived there. I have probably come across linoleum being the same all through a house, usually older and not recently renovated. Eh, I think people are quite conscious about their houses and put a lot of thought when renovating. A friend of mine would probably rather die than have the same tiles in her two bathrooms.

Thanks, I'll try the magic light thing. 

I don't think I've ever even seen a kitchen here with tiled floors.
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« Reply #11 on: 2011 November 14, 16:46:10 »
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Pfft. My mother had her lounge tiled (made for easier cleaning, as she has a long-haired dog). I thought it was odd when she told me what she was going to do but it's turned out looking lovely. What is this tile fascism?
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« Reply #12 on: 2011 November 14, 20:10:21 »
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You know, when I was slapping down the floor tiles in this pretend dollhouse I've built, it never ever occurred to me that the tiles would come up for discussion. It's really interesting to discover the strength of people's opinions over what should go where on a floor. I don't think we've established that there are trends by country but I'm guessing there may be accepted practices by socio-economic status.

See, if I could afford tiles in real life, I would happily buy a job lot and tile all the rooms with plumbing in the same style. This conversation has obviously saved me from a dreadful faux pas when I get rich.

Or am I wrong about the rich? Do the poor feel the same about their lino?
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« Reply #13 on: 2011 November 15, 14:38:38 »
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^Don't be silly. The rich use marble.
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« Reply #14 on: 2011 November 15, 16:36:50 »
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« Reply #15 on: 2011 November 15, 21:48:28 »
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Hell, if I'm ever rich I'm going to do what I saw on a remodling tv show - I'm going to have a cork floor in the kitchen - damn the environment and save the falling glassware.
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« Reply #16 on: 2011 November 15, 23:22:10 »
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Hell, if I'm ever rich I'm going to do what I saw on a remodling tv show - I'm going to have a cork floor in the kitchen - damn the environment and save the falling glassware.
Cork isn't that bad for the environment. Unless you're using the wood from the cork tree, instead of the bark. Normally the bark is stripped from the tree, keeping the tree alive.
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« Reply #17 on: 2011 November 16, 20:45:08 »
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The place I'm in now has one set of tiles for the bathroom, laundry and ensuite, but the main living/dining and kitchen are all tiled with the same tile - regardless of walls/doorways. This is common here where it gets hot, tiles are so much cooler to live with than carpet.

In my sim houses I'll use the same floor tiles in all the wet spaces unless I'm doing something themed.

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« Reply #18 on: 2011 November 18, 04:33:00 »
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Meh, I don't really care what the sims' floors look like. They're so easy to change (unlike real ones hehe).

Annan, I have. The magic to that is floor heating (golvvärme). Otherwise your precious feet will freeze off during winter. I'm dirt poor but had relatives who got floor heating just to have tiles. Funny you have tiles to keep cool Skadi. Unfortunately they get like twice the cold in winter which isn't as pleasant. Enough about tiles though ;P
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