Away for a few days

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Sorry everyone, I have been really busy the last couple of days with Rl and also trying to get my entry finished for the BPS From the ground up contest! I am away tomorrow to take the kids to Invercargill to stay with their Grandparent, and then I get to come home to a quiet house!!  (well hubby will still be here so not 100% quiet!!) I wont be able to do a full update for a few days in the meantime heres a couple of thins that the lovely Kiri helped me find!

This lovely fence by 11 Dots

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Also by 11 Dots, this amazing build set, pic courtesy of Kiri.

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Also a set I really love is meant to be a bedding set, but it has steps and platforms that you can use to build patios etc. The Ying Yang bedroom by Chinafan sims.

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And another great set is an outdoor set from 4esf, it has trellis’s awnings, plants, team it with the platforms from Chinafan sims and make some lovely deck areas!

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Thats all for tonight, I need to head to bed as have a busy morning tomorrow packing making sure the house is clean (and getting the point across to the hubby that its to look the same when I get back!) Hope everyone has a great weekend. 🙂

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Random cool stuff

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I love finding something different to play around with and get different design ideas, one I really like but yet still havnt used is Fat D’s design kit, I always forget I have it! If anyone has used it can you flick me a pic of what you came up with!

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Another I really like that is meant to be a loft bed set, but has lots of panels and bits of wood to make whatever you want is the build it yourself loft bed set by Katija.

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Raynuss has made a 2 part Trellis set

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PrincessBliss has a really lovely Cornice set with lights

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Another I think is really cool, but have not yet found a use for it is the sphere build set by bluetexas bonnie

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Another with really cool pieces is Phaenoas playground set, can build awesome playgrounds with this

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A really fantastic roof set is Physcosims urban roof set, I love this set and try to use it where I can!

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recolours by yolartut

Matching walls and floors by gazifu

For something a little different heres a set converted from TS3, by Shaundak its an amazing subway set, it has tunnels fences gates tracks trains! It amazing!

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Thats all for this morning, time for breaky and to go finish my house! 🙂

Beams, Attic Spaces and Bits ‘n Bobs.

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I really like trying to make my lots look quite authentic, sometimes to do that you have to think outside the box by using beams and bits of platforms, heres a few things I like to use.

These Beams from the Cakestore

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And these great recolours by Animefemme

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Attic ceiling deco by impish parody

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Two story ceiling beams by Dida

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And some lovely recolours by Riekus

Some more recolours of Didas ceiling beam and impish Parodys attic deco from Riekus

Some columns and beams great for log cabins from Huge Lunatic

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A nice thick ceiling beam from Maylin

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Roof supports by Mustluvcatz

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This nice beam by Angelways and recolours by Kim

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Angelas awesome attic set

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With some beautiful recolours from Animefemme

Attic ceiling by Tinkle

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and recolours by 13pumpkin

The Attic Thing by Evenesco

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Few different elements here that I find really handy to help create window alcoves and step ups (note its only for deco purposes, sims cant use it as a step up)

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For the piece on the ceiling, wall block and the ‘stage’,  3 pieces by steffor that are found under coffee tables work well, found in this set place with omsps

For the ledge for a window sill look is just a shelf from Veranka

The floor edge is an edge from the doo-wop set from colourbox sims 

Sometimes it pays to look a bit further afield than the build items list!

Buggy Booz Kitchen basic has wall panels and shelves that become ceilings and alcoves team them with the Niche set (shown on first post) and you have countless of options to create something.

Heres a small step up made by Khaikidoo, comes in 3 sizes

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Modern design Kit by Jonesi has some interesting pieces

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Hope you’ve found something useful, and thankyou for all the lovely comments and feedback, also if anyone ever has anything to add, an idea or questions just let me know 🙂

Build Sets

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I love big build sets, it makes trying to find something to match so much easier! Some of my favourite build sets are:

The Demolition set by Guatla, fabulous for building run down and old buildings.

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Ts3-Ts2 conversions of Cyclone Sues London Arches set by curious B

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Also the add on set by hafiseazale

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Another big favourite is the Bari buld set by Veranka, also some add on glass doors

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Some recolours in Annas Colours by Lipe

Recolours in Goats woods and 10 pooklet colours by Zerodark (post#48)

Blueberry recolour by Asylaraber02

Also while on the topic of Veranka she’s created an EPIC set called the BuBu set which also features build items. Make sure while you’re there check out the rest of the BuBu set theres 5 parts to it all up!

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A really cute set is MustLuvCatz mini house kit, great for sims starting out or for the trailer park, or just a little cabin to take away for the weekend. (that little peice of wood also comes in handy as an edge hider)

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One set that surprised me was this set from Sandy at ATS2, the preview pics do not do it justice, Im not personally a fan of it in the red, but in one of the other colours like the black and white it looks really nice!

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A really lovely set of recolours from other sets, is this one by Riekus, featuring peices from sets by Hannie, Tiggy (which really does deserve a mention of its own but am sure everybody knows of the metroset!) and meshes from Chrissy and Raveena which are included in Riekus’s recolours.

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Another really nice completed set is the Fusion set by SimGedohns, this set so versatile and can be used in so many ways!

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Theres a whole lot more epic build sets out there and I will be back with more another time, am always waiting and hoping this one will get converted! TS3 – DIY Build set, ohhh I love it!

Fences and Gates

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No house is complete without a good fence, I love fence sets that are matching and come in all different sizes, also a gate to match is an absolute bonus!

One of my favourite fence sets is the Modern Fences set by Lirunchik. Its perfect for modern houses, great for pool boarders and overhangs, just so versitale!

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Some recolours by Meriel

While Im on the topic of Lirunchik heres a really nice build set that looks great with the fence set

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I love the Astagan Industrial Fences Set by Ulmille, you can create awnings and interesting rooftops with this set

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Box fencing by Jonesi is really nice, showing in the pic it is the white one in the middle on the second floor, comes in a few different sizes great for a modern look.

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Heres a beautiful London Arch brick fence from Leefish

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This fence set from Engelchen makes really lovely patios and arbours

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Quite a few recolours

This is a really nice fence set for suburban houses by Ludwig

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Some recolours by farideh

Sunni created a tall wrought iron fence to match the in game gate, can find at the graveyard

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Heres some great TS3-TS2 conversions of CycloneSues on the beach set, converted by CuriousB

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While we’re on beacy downloads this rope fencing by Adele is just stunning, great on the beach or for docks.

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N99 Forum has this really nice iron gate with matching gate and driveway gate (you might want to check out those animated chimneys as well 😉 )

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While we’re on driveway gates, heres some more

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Last of all for today on fences and gate is one set that I use ALOT, its the privacy fences and gates sets by Cooldadx4.

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Whats even better is he’s even made them into lower fences and gates!

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Thats all for fences and gates for now, hope you found something that you’ve not seen before or forgotten about! 😀

Windows and Doors.

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I love large build sets of windows and doors, and always am on the look out for completed sets.

One of the absolute best creators for windows and doors is Leefish. She make wonderful add on sets to maxis un-finished windows and doors. Some examples:

The Von Trapp Windows and doors (which the lovely Lee actually made for me to help with a project at the time)

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The Glamour Life Extension window set is also another good one

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And another beautiful set is Mauritania Revised

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Make sure you check out all Lees downloads as they are well worth having in your game!

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Another great creator who makes a few add on sets is tbudgett

He has made a fantastic set in the Maxis Match Craftsman Extension set

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Also the Maxis Match arched window set

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And the extendable Arch

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And some more extendable arches

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Make sure you check out all his creations

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Some other great creators with maxis match doors and windows

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Another large set thats fabulous is Numenors wall window set

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One of my current favourite sets I have been using alot is Tinkles Room with a view build set. This is a beautiful set, great for making little nooks and conservatories.

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A really nice set that has a ton of recolours around the web is The Breeze window set by Olemantiker.

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Typing Breeze window recolours into google image search brings up quite a few recolours.

Another lovely set with alot of recolours around the web is the dont close me doors and windows from Sims2Code. Site is now closed but you can get the meshes at the graveyard.

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HugeLunatic also made an add on set, Dont close me – Closed

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Hokad47 also has made a shorter arch to match the short door

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Some recolours

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A beautiful set to give a bit of a grunge look is Adele’s Liam build set

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Some recolours

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Last but certainly not least (I will be back with more!) is Moune999’s Torrox Spanish build set. This set is amazing part two is windows and doors but checking out all the set is an absolute must!

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Happy Doors and Windows hunting 🙂

Welcome to Best Build Items

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Hello and Welcome 🙂

I’ve decided to start my own lil blog to help builders and decorators locate new and different build items for The sims 2. Im always on the lookout for something different to build with and quite often I’ll download something, put it into my Anygame, use it then I tend to start over with a fresh Anygame and forget where I downloaded from. So hopefully in creating a blog I can help myself while helping others.

So for my first entry I will pop up some of my absolute must haves that get used alot when building.

First is the Edge Smoother Set from Ailias, great to make nice finishes to rooftops, use it for garden edging, or for creating room sections.

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Another absolute must have for me is Ceiling Rims From 4esf. These are fabulous for hiding the ugly seams you get when you have an exposed floor edge, they come in different sizes so you can cover just about any height, if they dont cover the height you want pop them on a shiftable omsp by Silent Lucidity and then you can move them up and down.

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Some Recolours by rhondalatte

Another absolute must have is Numenors Recolour Modular Stairs.

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What is great about these stairs is there is no script file to install them, and they have been recoloured so many times that theres oodles to choose from. In googe image search just type numenor recolourable modular stairs and you get heaps of different options. MUST have the mesh though get that here

Last one for today is BuggyBooz Niche sets. These are amazing, can pretty much create anything you want with them, they are so versatile!

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I know there are heaps of build items out there, everyday I will be adding more of the ones I use. If anyone ever wants to find something and need a hand just hollah, also any building tips happy to try and help.

Thanks for looking

Tiff 🙂