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Build-n-Share Challenge #152 **Home Sweet Office** Due 31 August 2021**

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  • ForeverTuesdayForeverTuesday Posts: 10 New Member
    Since I'm still very much a BNS newbie, I'm remodeling EA's Nookstone house from Oasis Springs!
  • pammiechickpammiechick Posts: 12,132 Member
    Question--Can you start from scratch or must you use the first build as a starting point?

    Thanks!
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
    Question--Can you start from scratch or must you use the first build as a starting point?

    Thanks!


    Sorry, no. That would miss the essense of thee challenge. You can radically change it, but it still needs to be recognizable as the original build in some way.
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  • pammiechickpammiechick Posts: 12,132 Member
    Question--Can you start from scratch or must you use the first build as a starting point?

    Thanks!


    Sorry, no. That would miss the essense of thee challenge. You can radically change it, but it still needs to be recognizable as the original build in some way.

    Gotcha! THX!
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  • pammiechickpammiechick Posts: 12,132 Member
    Sorry to be a pain but I want to do this one: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13214021/#Comment_13214021

    But it was so long ago that photobucket no longer has my photos and I lost everything. Is there still a way to do this or should I just pick more recent ones?
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
    Sorry to be a pain but I want to do this one: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13214021/#Comment_13214021

    But it was so long ago that photobucket no longer has my photos and I lost everything. Is there still a way to do this or should I just pick more recent ones?


    You can redownload the lot if it's not in your game anymore and make a new slideshow before you redo the build. Hopefully you have time to finish it all.
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  • KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 101 Member
    edited June 30
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #150 - Before and After

    FORUM ID: KitelDesigns
    ORIGIN ID: Kiteldesigns
    LEVEL: Established

    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Hindquarter Hideaway
    NEW LOT LINK:
    LOT COST: $3,000
    GALLERY COST: $56,139
    TOTAL COST: $59,139
    LINK TO ORIGINAL ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/LqQSTSA
    Link to NEW ENTRY- https://imgur.com/a/ZoWAuvt

    Original ENTRY DETAILS: Original Challenge 121- Out of the Box. A smartly engineered home. I designed this as if the first 30G was donated money, and the other 30G was from items donated by the community. The solar panels donated by the Energy company. The garden plot put together by the local gardening club. Counters and fridge donate by a restaurant supply company. Books and toys donate by town members, etc.

    This home has the solar panels to reduce electric bill costs, Rain Tank to help with the Garden plot and to lower water costs. Fire places to reduce heating costs. Garden plot to supplement food stores. Although there still needs to be some homey touches needed, it is a lovely home for the group of 7

    The Main living area is on the 2nd floor, to take advantage of the natural light from the many Windows. Kids can do their homework at the dining table, or at the computer desk. A toy box for the kids to play as well. Mom can watch from the living room, or while cooking. The bedrooms are on the first floor.

    REVAMPED ENTRY DETAILS- This home has been revamped utilizing eco-lifestyle and dream home decorator to revitalize this build. This home is still eco and budget concious- a Solar roof allows for the home to produce its own power, the new rain collectors capture for water use. The garden has been expanded to allow for further growing options. The inside layout has been updated, to improve a bonus living space downstairs, and a modernized upstairs living space. Enjoy the new home!!!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    Original CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: http://sims4downloads.net/simista-rainwater-tank-2/ , http://simista.blogspot.com/2016/02/domestic-solar-panel.html
    New Credit- No CC Gallery Pictures from Mag6002

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    Original Judging Comments
    Original Judging comments- This build is attractive & homey, thoughtfully & creatively addresses the needs of the family nicely, is quite interesting, & exudes personality. I enjoyed it very much! Love the backstory & details you gave! What an awesome idea to have half of the budget be items ‘donated’ by the community!
    The solar panels, rain tank for the garden, fire place, and garden will help them immensely to keep on budget in the future! Your decorative touches are homey and nice to make the family able to express their personalities. These items also go well with the décor. Good job of managing two tricky building elements – an ‘A-Frame’ home and the curved decking. Nice use of landscaping plants and terrain paint.
    Great labeling of the screenshots, and including the various types of screenshots that allow the build to be explored properly for judging!

    Suggestions: The garden plot is wonderful… Unless these items are there and not visible in the screenshots, providing either seeds, fruits/veggies, or plants for the family to plant would be a fun touch. Clustering the room areas’ photos together in your slideshow will help for judging.
    Tip: you can frame and choose the frame color on photos once you have a sim on the lot, before playing it, and then save to the library.

    Important: Please use the whole of hashtag #BnS121 when you upload your creations in the future, per the challenge rules. Thank you!

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  • pammiechickpammiechick Posts: 12,132 Member
    Sorry to be a pain but I want to do this one: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13214021/#Comment_13214021

    But it was so long ago that photobucket no longer has my photos and I lost everything. Is there still a way to do this or should I just pick more recent ones?


    You can redownload the lot if it's not in your game anymore and make a new slideshow before you redo the build. Hopefully you have time to finish it all.

    Okay! Sure...I'll do that. Thanks! :)
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  • KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 101 Member
    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #150 - Before and After
    FORUM ID:KitelDesigns
    ORIGIN ID:KitelDesigns
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: BFF
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/lUuvy6R
    ENTRY DETAILS: The group of friends known as the BFFs were tired of their old looks, and were ready for a makeover. With fresh haircuts and updated wardrobes, the BFFs look less like ragged college students, and more like mature young adults
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

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  • KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 101 Member
    CHALLENGE #150 Before and After Redoing 119 - For the Old Gold and Green
    FORUM ID:KitelDesigns
    ORIGIN ID:Kitel Designs
    LEVEL: Established
    ROOM: BNS#119 DormROOM
    LOT COST: §3,000
    LOT NAME: Avarice Aces
    GALLERY COST:§13540
    Original LINK TO GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/939F3D1C79CA11E9862126A9E137F5E7?searchtype=ea_origin_id&time=all&category=all&searchquery=abc1538544310&sortby=newest&max=50&maxis=false
    New Link to Gallery https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/569C9B06CA6611EB8D0B1188C4E77F67?category=rooms&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=KitelDesigns&max=50&maxis=false
    Original LINK TO SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/DLmhiZ5
    New Link https://imgur.com/a/KOkPf3f
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no CC

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
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    Attention Master Entrants for #149 - The Hawthorne Project XII

    Your results are now available here

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  • icanhassimsicanhassims Posts: 725 Member
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE – 150

    FORUM ID: @icanhasims
    ORIGIN ID: icanhassims
    LEVEL: Established
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby in Newcrest
    NEW LOT LINK: Guy Orange’s 2nd Chance
    LOT COST: 1500
    GALLERY COST: 28,280
    TOTAL COST: 29,780
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://icanhassims.weebly.com/150-before-and-after.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I had a lot of fun revamping my first Build-N-Share entry! I believe I’m not only a better decorator (both interior and exterior) but I’m also a lot better and taking photos! lol
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    PICTURES:
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
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    Attention Master Entrants for #148 - Spring Designer Showdown

    Your results are now available here

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  • icanhassimsicanhassims Posts: 725 Member
    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE – 150: Before and After

    FORUM ID: @icanhassims
    ORIGIN ID: icanhassims
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: Revamped Orange Family
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://icanhassims.weebly.com/150-before-and-after.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: Since moving out last year, Guy Orange has further developed his own style in clothing and décor. He enjoys an eco-industrial mix at home and a more artistic taste in clothing. Since becoming more independent, he has also stopped being gloomy and much more outgoing. His parents have also chilled out considerably since Guy has left. The peace and quiet have done wonders for their moods, no longer being hotheaded or consumed with work (to gain wealth). Both their styles have also relaxed as the peace and quiet at home have increased.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    PICTURES:
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    After:
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
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    Attention Starting Out Entrants for #149 - The Hawthorne Project XII
    Your results are now available here

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  • LissykinLissykin Posts: 1,990 Member
    edited June 17
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE – 150
    FORUM ID: @Lissykin
    ORIGIN ID: Lissykin
    LEVEL: Newbie
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Bargain Bend (Whitewood Manor Renovation)
    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F3F2A482CEF611EB8707C0B26CC30691
    LOT COST: 2200
    GALLERY COST: 139,602
    TOTAL COST: 141,802
    ORIGINAL LINK TO GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/9728E7D1A75811E48AAC1187FA282F31
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imageshack.com/a/Fb0w7/1
    ENTRY DETAILS: I built the original home in 2015 so it was super fun to renovate it. I added a sunroom off the kitchen, updated the interiors, upgraded all the appliances and beds, and added a flower garden and floral arranging table. The exterior doesn't look much different but the interiors have changed.
    Since this is my first entry, I hope I did this right! :sweat_smile: If I've missed anything, please let me know. Thank you! :)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes :)
    PICTURES:
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  • ForeverTuesdayForeverTuesday Posts: 10 New Member
    FORUM ID: ForeverTuesday
    ORIGIN ID: Mikaela1237
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Nookstone
    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/809CC256CE2011EB84186EA8212881BB
    LOT COST: 1,500
    GALLERY COST: 36,519
    TOTAL COST: 38,019
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW (my renovation): https://imgur.com/a/54jRh7J
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW (before and after pictures): https://imgur.com/a/B6mOSB6

    ENTRY DETAILS: Inspired by the new Courtyard Oasis kit, I renovated the Nookstone starter house in Oasis Springs, turning it into a Moroccan style home. To keep the house somewhat recognizable, I left the exterior shape of the house the same and the interior layout almost the same, with just the kitchen and living room flipped, the bathroom enlarged and split into two smaller rooms, and a single wall piece removed from the bedroom entryway. I also moved the house forward on the lot so that I could replace the empty front yard with a large patio in the back. I looked at a lot of reference pictures while doing the renovation and I hope I did justice to the Moroccan style. I designed the house to be colorful and open, with lots of big windows and archways to let in light and air. I created a couple (Amira and AJ Yassine) who live in the newly renovated house. They love cooking together in the red kitchen and spend almost as much time outside on the patio as they do indoors.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    TWITTER TAG: @starlitreader
  • AlJayAlJay Posts: 1,162 Member
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #150 – Before & After

    FORUM ID: AlJay
    ORIGIN ID: AlJay2000
    LEVEL: Master
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Slipshod Mesquite
    LOT LINK: Overseas Rescue Redo
    LOT COST: $2000.00
    GALLEY COST: $44,984.00
    TOTAL COST: $46,984.00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: BnS #150 - Before & After
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose to renovate BnS #108. It is a container development made for Settlement for Simanity. There are three units. Each unit is developed for a particular family, taking into consideration their needs and likes. I designed this before we had the Eco Living pack and thought it would be a perfect one to redo now that we have sea-can items. This project was also before we had access to the debug menu and so I have taken full advantage of that and given the property a very large landscape improvement as well. I have drastically improved the interior of each unit and painted the sea-cans to a brighter color. I have moved the playground to the back of the property, adding a garden feature in its place. This gives the property a pleasing curb appeal and is a little bit safer for the children playing. I also made sure to add the community garden that I missed on the first go around.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISM: Yes, please
    PICTURES:
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    ORIGINAL BRIEF
    BnS #108 Settlement For Simanity
    Budget: 45,000 + lot cost (do not include lot cost in the $45,000 budget.
    Any size lot can be used but the size of any of the single prototype structures on the lot should not be more than 64 squares total (e.g. 8x8, 4x16, etc.)
    Your prototype lot should have at least 3 versions/copies of your design. Layouts can vary for different sized families.
    Include a communal garden and any other special touches which may be appropriate for your build climate/location.
    Pick one of the following community locations to design for:
    Desert
    Rainforest
    Subarctic
    Tropic
    Dense urban
    (You do not need to own a suitable world for your chosen location but your landscaping and terrain paints should be consistent with the climate
    you design for)
    Each build will need to be fully securable.
    At least two beds in each unit. The main be must be a regular adult bed. The 2nd bed can be a crib or toddler bed.
    Toilet/bathing facilities
    Cooking facilities
    At least one additional skill item of any kind
    Original Entry
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #108 - Settlement for Simanity
    FORUM ID: AlJay
    ORIGIN ID: AlJay2000
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Overseas Rescue https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/DF798E06F03411E8851DB573E4FD424D?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns108&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1500.00
    LOT NAME: Pebble Burrow
    GALLERY COST:$42,584.00
    TOTAL COST: 44,084.00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/JwATrVO
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Overseas Rescue is a development made out of sea-cans. It may not be very beautiful looking, but it was designed to be strong, and easily transported overseas to war torn countries. This will give refugees a safe home with clean water, amenities, and the opportunity for a new beginning.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none
    JUDGES COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS
    Judges Comments
    Overseas Rescue is a very creative solution. The placement of your buildings on the lot is very sensible, with the play area in the center. Each unit is well laid out and looks as though game play would flow well. I like that each unit has a bookcase and each has a different skill building item. The awnings are for shade on the front patios. You certainly put a lot of thought into your build.

    Judges Suggestions
    The gate for the play area doesn’t make sense to me, because you used a fencing that Sims will just step over. Don’t forget mailboxes. The brief did ask for a communal garden and I did not see one in your build.

  • AIRIS6962AIRIS6962 Posts: 5,283 Member
    edited June 20
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM CHALLENGE – 150 'Before and After
    FORUM ID: AIRIS6962
    ORIGIN ID: Airis6962
    LEVEL: Master
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Jardines De Abril
    NEW LOT LINK:
    https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/EB072573D07511EB863C6EA8212881BB
    LOT COST: $1,500
    GALLERY COST: $10,487
    TOTAL COST: $11,987
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    https://imgur.com/a/RoKKYtt
    ENTRY DETAILS: Remake of my lot 'Remembrance of Granada', inspired by The Generalife gardens in The Alhambra (Granada, Spain) but with the limit of a budget of $12,000. That was my entry for #BnS97 "A garden for Daisy".
    It´s a Generic lot type where your sims can go to hang out, relax, read a book or play chess. Of course, they can also paint or play an instrument if they have them in their inventory and take to there.
    I´d have liked to have more budget to give stuff enough for a Park lot but I only got to add a chess table and books to read.
    I have learned much since my first version but I still don´t know to make miracles :joy:
    EDIT: My original entry is here:
    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16544375/#Comment_16544375
    Judges´s criticism:
    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16574820/#Comment_16574820
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Of course, although I have certain idea about what you are going to say :tongue:
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  • ClousinatorsClousinators Posts: 463 Member
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #150 - Before and After
    FORUM ID: Clousinators
    ORIGIN ID: Clousinators
    LEVEL: Expert
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Pier Perfection
    NEW LOT LINK: Relaxing Pier Home
    LOT COST: 4,200
    GALLERY COST: 110,490
    TOTAL COST: 114,690 (Budget: 125,000)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Pier Home Tour
    ENTRY DETAILS: Slideshow of the original build
    This has always been my least favorite entry for the BNS challenges (it was also my first: BNS 140). Since Mr.Downey is selling we decided to change quite a bit. We updated the landscaping around the house and added more to blend in with the surrounding area. The roofing always bothered me on the original so I replaced it all and added new unique skylights to let in a little extra light and to add some texture to a plain roof. The entire color scheme has been lightened so the house doesn't feel as dark as before. The interior got a new layout and brighter colors as well. More details in the slideshow.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: mnewi1103, hootofthesims, catatron16, MidnightPixie85
    TWITTER TAG: mere5915
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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  • KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 101 Member
    Any updates regarding the established results for 147, 148 and/or 149?
  • PinkusfamilyPinkusfamily Posts: 532 Member
    edited June 23
    @KitelDesigns , Thank you for asking.

    I was wondering myself...

    @BuildnShare , I understand that things get hectic, but the Established & Expert categories are about 3 challenges behind regarding results..


    Thanks... ;)
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
    @KitelDesigns the Established judging is in hand but real life is very busy at the moment :)
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
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    BuildnShare are recruiting judges. If anyone is interested please direct message us :)

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,634 Member
    edited June 24
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    We are pleased to officially announce our Hawthorn Project Organizer, @JoJoMOMSTER!

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    Congratulations, JoJo, and thank you for your dedication and commitment to the ongoing Build 'n Share challenges that we know and love! o:)

    Please check the front page of the challenge to view current challenge, rules, Staff Roster, and more!
    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12391707/#Comment_12391707

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