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Build-n-Share Challenge #149 **The Hawthorne Project XII** Due 31st May, 2021**

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,584 Member
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    Attention Master Entrants for #147 - Empty Nest

    Your results are now available here

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  • AlJayAlJay Posts: 1,056 Member
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #148 - Spring Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: AlJay
    ORIGIN ID: AlJay2000
    LEVEL: Master
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Sandy Run in Newcrest
    NEW LOT LINK: Welcome to Suburbia
    LOT COST: $2500
    GALLERY COST: $143,527.00
    TOTAL COST: $146,027.00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Spring Designer Showdown
    STORYLINE
    "You're telling me lumber is how much!?! Oh, that will never do. There is no way we can make a profit with that kind of expense". You hang up the phone and begin to think of other options for the new development property you own in Newcrest. "Hmmm", you think to yourself. "There is that rental property we have over in Willow creek. Now might be the perfect time to move it. We can build something in Willow Creek later, when the lumber prices are not through the roof." As you grab a pen, you begin to get excited; "Yes, that is definitely what we will do!" You say, as you begin to jot down your plans. "We will raise the house three notches and add some weeping tile around the base, I noticed that the house seemed to have some flooding issues. We would hate for anyone to have to deal with that." You pause for a moment to think. "Let's add a garage, and a deck! They tend to be great for resale" you say. "I think that we will use greys and neutral tones as a color guide, we want this house to appeal to as many people as possible. We will give them all the extras! Make this a home that they can't live without!" Looking over your notes you are satisfied. "Yes," you say; "This will be the perfect suburban family home".
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I made this one for me :) It is made to look just like your average cookie cutter home that builders build in my part of the world. A "spec" home it would be called. Just your (above) average new home build, aiming to please the majority...although for some reason my husband the IRL builder didn't approve of my design. I guess you can't please everybody :D
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: All nocc artwork was created by myself
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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  • LadyPepperLadyPepper Posts: 2 New Member
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #148 - Spring Designer Showdown

    FORUM ID: LadyPepper
    ORIGIN ID: LadyPepper3
    LEVEL: Starting out
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Riverside Roost

    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E5A10CF3A5C811EB89EA4D68E38405F0?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=spring%20designer%20showdown&max=50&maxis=false

    LOT COST: 3,182
    GALLERY COST: 139,886
    TOTAL COST: 143,068

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/FTmZiqi

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    Can someone help me figure out how to make links clickable on a post please?
  • DeanXeLDeanXeL Posts: 206 Member
    LadyPepper wrote: »
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #148 - Spring Designer Showdown

    FORUM ID: LadyPepper
    ORIGIN ID: LadyPepper3
    LEVEL: Starting out
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Riverside Roost

    NEW LOT LINK

    LOT COST: 3,182
    GALLERY COST: 139,886
    TOTAL COST: 143,068

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    Can someone help me figure out how to make links clickable on a post please?

    You are a new member, you can't yet, it will become available once your reach member status (just like picture embedding ;)

  • MaryKupMaryKup Posts: 97 Member
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    CHALLENGE BnS #148 –Spring Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: MaryKup
    ORIGIN ID: Marykup
    LEVEL: Established
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Optimist’s Outlook, Newcrest
    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/en-ca/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/03E99AA7A91A11EB80B4E59CA32C0F74?searchtype=hashtag&category=all&time=all&searchquery=bns148&sortby=newest&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3000
    GALLERY COST: 148468
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/nJ9NfKk

    I designed this house for a to family enjoy. The basement has a garage, a workout area, a bath with shower and a family style entertainment area, big TV, bar, juke box, bar, chess set and ping pong table. First floor has a lovely, decorated living room, dining room, kitchen, full bath and laundry room. Second floor has a master bath with en suite, 2 kids’ room and another bath. It also has a quite area for ready or knitting. The yard has a pool, BBQ area and she shed. Beautifully landscaped.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Of course.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC
  • VeeNomNomVeeNomNom Posts: 7 New Member
    CHALLENGE BnS #148 –Spring Designer Showdown

    FORUM ID: VeeNomNom
    ORIGIN ID: VeeNomNom
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Potters Splay
    NEW LOT LINK: where do I find this link >< ?????
    LOT COST: $2,500
    GALLERY COST: $137,653
    TOTAL COST: $140,153
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1dCDJspsA7PHciNN4BgtCat32RBZgXL8S
    ENTRY DETAILS: This home belongs to a suburban family of 3 who decided to renovate the basement to make room for University student homestays!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please, always keen on new tips and tricks! (be gentle though it's my first upload hehe, only found out about the challenge 11hrs before its due and I'm not 100% satisfied :/)
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a
  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,752 Member
    edited April 30
    Reposting to activate your links.
    If you go here and type in your Origin ID, you should be able to find the link, @VeeNomNom; https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery9268

    CHALLENGE BnS #148 –Spring Designer Showdown

    FORUM ID: VeeNomNom
    ORIGIN ID: VeeNomNom
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Potters Splay
    NEW LOT LINK: where do I find this link >< ?????
    LOT COST: $2,500
    GALLERY COST: $137,653
    TOTAL COST: $140,153
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1dCDJspsA7PHciNN4BgtCat32RBZgXL8S
    ENTRY DETAILS: This home belongs to a suburban family of 3 who decided to renovate the basement to make room for University student homestays!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please, always keen on new tips and tricks! (be gentle though it's my first upload hehe, only found out about the challenge 11hrs before its due and I'm not 100% satisfied :/)
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a[/quote]


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  • ScholarSimScholarSim Posts: 6 New Member
    CHALLENGE #148 - Spring Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: ScholarSim
    ORIGIN ID: ScholarHob
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Potters Splay
    NEW LOT LINK: h ttps://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/A5568E3C9D9111EB8C3816881702A645
    LOT COST: $2500
    GALLERY COST: $147,236
    TOTAL COST: $149,736
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: h ttps://flic.kr/s/aHsmVtKnkk
    ENTRY DETAILS: Westbrook Construction Company is excited to put this rejuvenated first-time flip back on the market. Spacious and charming, it's perfect for any family, complete with a basement in-law suite. Both the master and inlaw bedrooms have an en suite for privacy. It's a steal for waterfront property in Willowbrook, a charming family-oriented neighborhood. Stop by an open house today, this won't be on the market for long!

    The lot has been designed to be as eco-friendly as possible to keep Willowbrook clean and has a delightfully homey feel. With all the renovations and new appliances, there should be little need to call a repair service. It’s almost as if you have little gnomes keeping the place tidy for you!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please! I tried to bring the excellent criticism from the last challenge I participated into this house and feel it made it a stronger build.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    PICTURE: H ttps://flic.kr/p/2kVQHkq
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2kVQHkq][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51148749850_5b5e80999c_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2kVQHkq]BNS148 Cover[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]Scholar[/url], on Flickr
  • VeeNomNomVeeNomNom Posts: 7 New Member
    > @SimTresa said:
    > Reposting to activate your links.
    > If you go here and type in your Origin ID, you should be able to find the link, @VeeNomNom; https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery9268
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    > CHALLENGE BnS #148 –Spring Designer Showdown
    >
    > FORUM ID: VeeNomNom
    > ORIGIN ID: VeeNomNom
    > LEVEL: Starting Out
    > SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Potters Splay
    > NEW LOT LINK: where do I find this link >< ?????
    > LOT COST: $2,500
    > GALLERY COST: $137,653
    > TOTAL COST: $140,153
    > LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1dCDJspsA7PHciNN4BgtCat32RBZgXL8S
    > ENTRY DETAILS: This home belongs to a suburban family of 3 who decided to renovate the basement to make room for University student homestays!
    > CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please, always keen on new tips and tricks! (be gentle though it's my first upload hehe, only found out about the challenge 11hrs before its due and I'm not 100% satisfied :/)
    > CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a[/quote]





    Ah thank you! But it gave me an error page T.T and now I can't find the build in the game gallery but its showcased on my profile? I am confused, maybe it was a little too late to participate afterall :')
  • ForeverTuesdayForeverTuesday Posts: 6 New Member
    CHALLENGE BnS #148 –Spring Designer Showdown

    FORUM ID: ForeverTuesday
    ORIGIN ID: Mikaela1237
    LEVEL:
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Mid-Nowhere (20x20)
    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/B10E1D6BA9D911EB8DA2FC20F490ED8C?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns148&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1,500
    GALLERY COST: $148,379
    TOTAL COST: $149,879
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/39xxemH
    ENTRY DETAILS: The house was in pretty bad shape when the Gregory family bought it, but with some repairs and TLC, it now feels like home. Lisa and Darwin (kids) were super excited to be able to decorate their new bedroom, but their favorite part of the house is their parents' office because it has a hidden bookshelf door and they get to brag to all of their friends about the secret room! Jazmin (mom) loves how spacious the kitchen is, but she's hoping to purchase some newer appliances in a year or two when the family has saved up a bit more money. Colleen (teen) adores having her own space; she never got to just relax and chill with her friends at home when her family lived in a cramped apartment in San Myshuno. Katy (toddler) is still learning to talk, but she insists that she's a bunny princess whenever she's playing in her new bedroom and her parents have never seen her be so excited for bedtime. Clarence (dad) is happy to see his family so happy. He did a lot of the work on the house himself and it's great to see how much everyone appreciates the special things he included just for them.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    TWITTER TAG: @starlitreader
  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,752 Member
    VeeNomNom wrote: »
    > @SimTresa said:
    > Reposting to activate your links.
    > If you go here and type in your Origin ID, you should be able to find the link, @VeeNomNom; https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery9268
    >
    > CHALLENGE BnS #148 –Spring Designer Showdown
    >
    > FORUM ID: VeeNomNom
    > ORIGIN ID: VeeNomNom
    > LEVEL: Starting Out
    > SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Potters Splay
    > NEW LOT LINK: where do I find this link >< ?????
    > LOT COST: $2,500
    > GALLERY COST: $137,653
    > TOTAL COST: $140,153
    > LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1dCDJspsA7PHciNN4BgtCat32RBZgXL8S
    > ENTRY DETAILS: This home belongs to a suburban family of 3 who decided to renovate the basement to make room for University student homestays!
    > CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please, always keen on new tips and tricks! (be gentle though it's my first upload hehe, only found out about the challenge 11hrs before its due and I'm not 100% satisfied :/)
    > CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a





    Ah thank you! But it gave me an error page T.T and now I can't find the build in the game gallery but its showcased on my profile? I am confused, maybe it was a little too late to participate afterall :')[/quote]


    Sorry, this link should work better: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery No, it's not too late. Did you use CC? You'll have to check the box that says Include Custom Content to see it from the gallery in game. The website's gallery can be difficult to search sometimes. Are you sure your gallery ID is the same as your forum ID? I'm not getting any results searching that way. bns148 doesn't bring it up either.

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  • CBSSDHCBSSDH Posts: 19 Member
    FORUM ID: CBSSDH
    ORIGIN ID: CBSSDH
    LEVEL: ----
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Tail's end
    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E43FAA8DAA3911EB861F16881702A645
    LOT COST: 3,000
    GALLERY COST: 146,800
    TOTAL COST: 149,800
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/cHbX9ry
    ENTRY DETAILS: This home belongs to a family of 4. John and Lisa wanted to fix it up when they moved out of the city after the baby was born. Since they are from the city they didn't want a full country style house so they settled on their dream modern farmhouse design. With muted colors against the black trims, lots of floral decorations and just an overall cozy feeling it was hard for them not to fall in love with this interior. The house itself has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a gorgeous master bathroom, baby room, yoga room, reading nooks, a butlers pantry and a candle making station. Now the outside is beautifully landscaped with wildflowers, rock walls, a private pond and a beautiful garden that you can see out the dinning room window.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: ----

    sorry it was late and know it doesn't count, but figured I built it anhow so I would share :)
  • KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 90 Member
    I apologize for the late entry. I had my build ready for a while, and was going to submit it yesterday, but fate had other plans, I broke my leg yesterday at work, and was at the hospital for about 12 hours, getting home around 2 am, where i went to bed straight away. I hope you will still accept my entry



    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #148 - Spring Designer Showdown

    FORUM ID: KitelDesigns
    ORIGIN ID: Kitel Designs
    LEVEL: Established
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Tranquil Crescent

    NEW LOT LINK - Has CC, so not able to provide gallery link

    LOT COST: 2500
    GALLERY COST: 143709
    TOTAL COST: 146209

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW https://imgur.com/a/GNniFr5

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Peacemaker, no cc Gallery Pictures

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,584 Member
    I apologize for the late entry. I had my build ready for a while, and was going to submit it yesterday, but fate had other plans, I broke my leg yesterday at work, and was at the hospital for about 12 hours, getting home around 2 am, where i went to bed straight away. I hope you will still accept my entry



    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #148 - Spring Designer Showdown

    FORUM ID: KitelDesigns
    ORIGIN ID: Kitel Designs
    LEVEL: Established
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Tranquil Crescent

    NEW LOT LINK - Has CC, so not able to provide gallery link

    LOT COST: 2500
    GALLERY COST: 143709
    TOTAL COST: 146209

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW https://imgur.com/a/GNniFr5

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Peacemaker, no cc Gallery Pictures

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    I'll allow it, since I was late closing this challenge anyway. Beautiful build!
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,584 Member
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    #BNS148 Spring Designer Showdown is closed!
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,584 Member
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    You are going through your email when a subject catches your eye amid the junk, thank you messages, and other mail.. The Hathorne Project! It has been so long since a request from that philanthropic foundation has been forwarded to you. Perhaps the relatives who had taken over after Mrs. Hawthorne’s death have finally finished reorganizing and rebuilding and are taking on new clients. Excited, you skip all of your other mail in your eagerness to open it and find out what will be asked of you next.

    Name: Elspeth Cook
    Traits: Vegetarian, Adventurous
    M/F/TG: F
    Aspiration: Musical Genius
    Occupation (Or Former Occupation): High School Student, I want to be a Teacher upon ageing up to young adult.

    just me! no spouse, no children
    My friend Jett and I were up to no good, again. We snuck into the Bridgeport Post Office. We found a stack of postcards next to a wormhole generator to the Sims 4 universe. Just for fun we tossed our backpacks through. We got confirmation that the transfer to the SIMs 4 universe was complete. We giggled with glee. Our backpacks had homework books, gym clothes and a change of clothes for a sleepover. Then I realized that in the Sims 4 universe they would figure out the owners of the backpacks and we would get in big trouble. Being quite small, I crawled through the wormhole generator to recover the backpacks.
    Sims 3 Sims and Sims 4 Sims are not compatible. As such, I overwhelmed the machine. As soon as I got to the Sims 4 the wormhole generator caught fire. I realized all the mail would be soaked by the sprinklers and this would get me in huge trouble. I grabbed the backpacks and got out of there before the Fire Brigade arrived.
    I have been on the run ever since. I have been staying in a tree fort in Magnolia Park. I wake up cold each morning and go workout and take a shower, I attend school online at the Library using the alias Lokey Drummer. After school hours I will sometimes paint at the museum. I busk. In the evening I dress up in clubwear and sneak through the back door to the Blue Velvet and get free chips. I use some of the money from selling my paintings to grill fruit. I have cobbled together a guitar for busking and bought an air mattress for my tree fort. I am going to be a young adult in two day
    I don’t know much about building but I think my teacher will be able to get me 20000 simoleons as long as I buy a lot. I would like a functional home on my new lot with the remaining funds after I buy the lot.
    I am open to having a home of 64 tiles or less for the skill gains multiplier.
    I like the aesthetic of the room Cosmic Clean from the room catalogue and would like a bathroom with some of those elements if possible.
    I will join the teacher career so I can improve the lives of Sim children just like my teachers helped me immensely. Their kindness made being alone and destitute bearable. I will need a home office for teaching online. I can’t teach online from the library for the sake of the privacy of the student.

    Please make the exterior of my house any colour but off-white.
    See @JojoMOMSTER's creative entry here!

    The Brief:
    Budget: 20000 (Lot cost + build cost)
    As with all Hawthorne legacies, the home must contain a computer, a garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument, a piece of fitness equipment and a fully stocked bookcase
    The house must be no larger than 64 tiles
    The house’s exterior can be any color but off-white.

    Sim Challenge: Because this a Hawthorne Project Challenge, there is no sim challenge. Download @JoJoMomster’s sims 3 runaway Elspeth Cook from the Gallery here.

    Room Challenge: Create Elspeth’s new bathroom based on the Cosmic Clean room she admired. Budget is 5,000
    The deadline for this challenge is Monday, May 31st, 2021, no later than 23:59:59 Eastern/New York Time
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  • JojoMOMSTERJojoMOMSTER Posts: 1,207 Member
    Oh Gosh @KitelDesigns, do take care of yourself. Wishing you comfort and a speedy recovery.
  • DeanXeLDeanXeL Posts: 206 Member
    @BuildnShare I am not familiar with the 64-tile restriction, since I only have basegame and I'm fairly certain it's not in there?
    My question: what contributes to the tile surface? Is it any surface enclosed by full walls? Any surface that is part of a 'living area' or any surface the game counts as a room? (including balconies and non-functional design elements made up of platforms would count in this category as well.
    Thanx! :)
  • pammiechickpammiechick Posts: 12,083 Member
    Is the Cosmic Clean room a Maxis standard room? I found three on the gallery.
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  • JojoMOMSTERJojoMOMSTER Posts: 1,207 Member
    @pammiechick its in the room sort in build buy. It’s a basegame bathroom. Elspeth likes all three colour choices. I can add a pic in a little while
  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,752 Member
    DeanXeL wrote: »
    @BuildnShare I am not familiar with the 64-tile restriction, since I only have basegame and I'm fairly certain it's not in there?
    My question: what contributes to the tile surface? Is it any surface enclosed by full walls? Any surface that is part of a 'living area' or any surface the game counts as a room? (including balconies and non-functional design elements made up of platforms would count in this category as well.
    Thanx! :)

    It's any space, indoor or outdoor, with actual floor tiles on it, so yes, balconies and decks count. Here's a description from a guide to the Tiny Living pack:
    Tiny Home Residential lots are the new lot type introduced with the Tiny Living Stuff Pack, and carry with them one major additional requirement: they are restricted to a maximum 100 tiles of living space. That's 100 total, including all tiles across multiple floors if the house has more than one story.

    Since you don't have the pack, you'll have to count the squares yourself.

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  • DeanXeLDeanXeL Posts: 206 Member
    @SimsTresa If we go by those guidelines, either removing the floor from a room or enclosing a room in roofs will effectively bypass those restrictions? I take it we are not allowed such liberties? :p
  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,752 Member
    DeanXeL wrote: »
    @SimsTresa If we go by those guidelines, either removing the floor from a room or enclosing a room in roofs will effectively bypass those restrictions? I take it we are not allowed such liberties? :p

    Please don't do that. ;D

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  • MaryKupMaryKup Posts: 97 Member
    My question is, What is Cosmic Clean????
  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,752 Member
    MaryKup wrote: »
    My question is, What is Cosmic Clean????

    It's a pre made bathroom in the build/buy catalogue.

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