7 Carriage Way – Maxis Makeover x4

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I really wanted to do a starter house for the maxis makeover challenge at mts, and then make it an even bigger challenge by using no CC. So I managed that, looked at it, thought, its rather boring I’ll package that up and offer another option, so made it a bit nicer inside saw it was getting a bit higher than a starter, packaged that, and then thought lets go a bit higher still, added some landscaping a few bits inside, packaged that one and then thought bugger it, lets go the whole hog! So you get a modern makeover in 4 stages (and all with no CC I might add!) to work in with your sim getting promoted.

BEFORE

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STARTER – $19,941
The bare necessities!
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bed
Couch
Bookcase

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ECCENTRIC STARTER – $25,846
This one has had nothing added to the outside but made a bit nicer inside
Added Dining table chairs
Nicer Couch
Tv
Wardrobe
Dresser in Bedroom
Some Art Work

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MIDRANGE – $34,903
Added pathways and Patio
Fence
Nicer Bathroom
Nic-Nacs on Dresser
More Art Work

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Sitting Pretty – $51,412

Added Gate
Plants and trees
Lap Pool
BBQ
Outdoor table and chairs
Updated Kitchen Appliances
Shelving in Kitchen[/CENTER]

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[b]Lot Size:[/b] 2×2

74 Gondola Way – Maxis makeover

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I was perusing Bluewater village and came across quite a large house.

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Then noticed it was the Landgrabs house (or rather one Landgrab) Prior to this I had no idea there was a Landgrab living in Bluewater Village. Had a wee look around, saw it was in dire need of renovating, so it became my project for the Maxis Makeover Challenge.

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First thing I did was attach the Garage to the house, and give it a Garage door since it was lacking in one (seriously EA, you can’t add a Garage door!!) Then I completely gutted the whole house, and in the process discovered the indoor pool (seems too much skill involved for maxis, but we wont complain!) so decided to leave that there, and add a spa and some exercise equipment.
There was so much unused space and only two large bedrooms up stairs, really REALLY large bedrooms, in a variety of questionable colours. I made it into 3 bedrooms, with a nursery off the master bedroom, and 3 bathrooms. I think the whole place looks much more impressive, and worthy of a Landgrab household!

As usual i have a little shopping list of items you must get BEFORE you install the lot

Omsps – By Silent Lucidity
Dinner Set – by Shino & KCR
Dinner Set recol – by Green Eyed Sims
Glassware – by Hokad47
Patio Set – by Rayness
Family photos – by Lyran (objects/decorations/Page 2)

I have used Buggys Master Mesh for the niche set, so make sure you keep that checked in clean installer.

Mod that may come in handy is pefect plants – by Two Jeffs

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Lot Size: 4×3
Lot Price (furnished): 232,577

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Lot Size: 4×3
Lot Price (furnished): 232,577

Custom Content Included:
– BB Niche stacked stone recol by untidy fan
– Island Counter by MsBarrows
– Omsp Bed – recol by JohnBrehaut1
– One More Slot Package “Bed” by JohnBrehaut1
– Omsp Counter – recol by JohnBrehaut1
– One More Slot Package “Counter” by JohnBrehaut1
– Patio Cover Roof by Rayness
– BYO End Arch by Tinkle
– BYO Doorwith Handle by Tinkle
– Boston Patio Dining Chair by Sailfindragon
– Boston Patio Dining Table by Sailfindragon
– Wall by 13 Pumpkin
– Wall by 13 Pumpkin
– Wall by 13 Pumpkin
– Wall by 13 Pumpkin
– Brick Column by Spaik
– Column recol by Spaik
– Tall Brick Decorative Arch – 2-tiles by Spaik
– Tall Brick Decorative Arch – 3-tiles by Spaik
– Brick Pediment 11 by Spaik
– 1Story CENTER Standard Height by tbudgett
– 1Story HALFBASE Standard Height by tbudgett
– 1Story HALFBASE Full Height by tbudgett
– Wall by 13 Pumpkin
– LafenÃÂȘtre Glass Door by windkeeper
– LafenÃÂȘtre Window Short by windkeeper
– Academia Fireplace Cream Wall with Stone Rail by Wndy26
– “CTN Wotty” Decorative Driveway Gate by Wotty & CTNutmegger
– CTN Wotty, Inc. “Classic Iron” Fence by Wotty & CTNutmegger
– “CTN Wotty” Classic Iron Gate by Wotty & CTNutmegger
– WoodandFireDogs by Ireland 4 Brains
– Wall deco Lady by msteaqueen
– Toska Vintage Wall Deco by msteaqueen
– BB Niche Master by BuggyBooz
– BB Niche 2 tile Arch by BuggyBooz
– BB Niche Cube Top by BuggyBooz
– Value Wall Cabinet by CTNutmegger
– Double Midnight Ride by leesester
– Double Midnight Ride by leesester
– hkaw MALM addon desk slaved to MALM doublebed by hokad47
– SqiggleColumnFP by Ireland 4 Brains
– Runner Recol by Inge
– Stair runner by Inge
– Ikea office chair by xptl297
– Ikea hanging lamp by OhBehave
– Value Oven Hood with built-in Smoke Alarm by celebkiriedhel
– Alarm recol by celebkiriedhel
– Just The Bowl by Sleek Sensations by MustLuvCatz
– recol by MustLuvCatz
– Sink Fixture Silver by MustLuvCatz
– Sink White by MustLuvCatz

Finds from the Graveyard

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As we all know, Sim Sites have come and gone, and some really cool sites are never to be heard from again. I love the Graveyard as a source to keep these sites in the hearts of Simmers! The thing I dont love about about the Graveyard is how tedious it can be navigating it. For this reason I have spent my afternoon looking through it and sharing with you all some of the finds I think are really awesome. In this lot there is other objects, not just build stuff.

One of my favourite sites was Garden Breeze. Here are a few objects to whet the palate!

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Other items from Pocci can be found here

Also Shane Gowland has created the mirror site, looks like most downloads if not all from the graveyard are here

37 Sims also had some nice looking stuff

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Artisitc Sims has some nice deco and Lamps

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Betsys Lil Sims Shoppe was such a favourite of mine, the graveyard mostly has clothes but does have some lamps and rugs

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Some of Betsys older items can also be found here

and newer site here

Elvasims had some interesting modern looking downloads

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Ella Sims had a couple of nice objects, and paintings

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Fairywitch seemed to have a very short but extemely sweet time in the sims world, some great creations came from here, awesome room sets, and the Roller skates are just fabulous!

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Glamourous Lounge had some nice looking stuff, I quite like that Ratten outdoor set

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Lilisims had some nice clothing, hair and maxis recolours

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Pc sims had some nice looking stuff that is also functional, but then there was also stuff that while functional was not so nice looking, have picked out a few I liked the look of!

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All the Simmers from awhile ago, I would think, would remember piggi sims, (rip) the newer ones may not know about the site. It was THE go to site for recolours in pretty much everything! Showing just a few as there is so many!

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Pixel Dolly had some well done recolours in grunge and also clothing, genetics, lots, amongst other stuff. When you download just make sure meshes are included, or else you’ll have nothing!

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Pixel sims had same cute items, including a few nice looking build items

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Simbella has some nice stuff, mostly recolours, not many pics to show though

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Simcastic had some ok build items

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Sims2Luxe and some pretty downloads

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Sims Fashion Barn had quite good build items

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Sirona Sims made some lovely objects, and garage doors and plants, amongst other stuff

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Thats about all from me, take the time to go through the graveyard, you never know what treasure you may find!

Tiff 🙂

Stuff that I’ve seen

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So, once again have been scouring the net for some new awesome items and am pleased to share my finds with you!

This MUST be at the top of my list, it just blows me away how amazing this set is! Ray went above and beyond in fulfilling a request at BPS and not only did he create a fantastic build your own patio awning, but then went on to make all the furniture and plants, and an outdoor fire, and goodness knows what else to match the picture the request came from! If thats not dedication I dont know what is!

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Next is this wonderful decorative railing from chiaroscuro. A wee while back I was trying to find something like this and failed! Then, as usual, I’m looking for something else and this pops up! I was so excited as theres many times I want to use a certain stair and it really needs a rail to finish it off but the rail that comes with the stair looks awful, so this is just fabulous!

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Again while I was looking for something else, I came across these windows by thunderwitch at Blacky Sims (you have to register to download, if German is not your first language best to translate to try and get round the site!)

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Also a recolour by Joschi

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I found something that might interest storytellers, and contest decorators. Sadepaivas Sim has created some fly away leaves as deco, thought it would be great for an Autumn look!

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I recalled another of those amazing sets that Kativip comes up with, this one has some lovely windows, doors and gates, great for a medieval look or for a Church, plus has ivy, logs and fire effects amongst other stuff, well worth a look, if not a download!

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Something I really never knew I needed but now realise I do is some Grass Floor Tiles. This ingenious creation is from Pink Rabbit and Mackats Pixel.

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Im always on the lookout for nice, classy looking walls, and Awesomes have some really nice Art Deco ones.

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Columner Made some lovely recolours of Mavines stairs in Icads woods.

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Lastly I love wcif resources, (obviously since I created my own!) My most favourite is by far  ano2uks  this is such a great resource for clutter, lots and lots and lots of clutter, and whats even better is you get to the bottom of the page thinking ‘wow thats just awesome’ then you realise if you click the ‘previous 25’ button, theres more! Now once you have cluttered yourself out, head over to another resource I found recently, Jodieliejodilie. Not only is there more clutter, and believe it or not some not at Anos, but theres resources for all catergories in buy and in build! its wonderful, my husband asked why I kept squeeling in delight every few seconds and when I told him his comment was, **sigh** ‘there goes this months bandwidth!’ He would be correct!!

And speaking of the husband, I am now going to go quietly extract the remote off him while he is sleeping on the couch and sit down and watch Jamie  Outlander, I mean Outlander!

Have a great week everyone!

Tiff 🙂