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    PinkusfamilyPinkusfamily Posts: 587 Member
    edited June 2023
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #173 - Friends from College
    FORUM ID: PINKUSFAMILY
    ORIGIN ID: PINKUSFAMILY
    LEVEL: Expert
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Vacuous Green in Del Sol Valley
    NEW LOT LINK: Gallery
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Album
    ENTRY DETAILS: Again I chose Del Sol Valley at Vacuous Green to build. Something about this lot building with 2 driveways in mind. So we have Three separate spaces including a bathroom, bedroom, and work room , using the favorite colors , for each roommate. Common rooms, kitchen, laundry room, a half bath, a back porch, home theatre/ living room, upstairs an exercise game room with guest accommodations too.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM Sure ( I did this one for Fun )

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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    Becka28Becka28 Posts: 1,870 Member
    edited June 2023

    Build entry form ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #BNS173 - Friends from College
    FORUM ID: becka28
    ORIGIN ID: beckablitz
    LEVEL: Established
    Build: Home for friends BNS173
    Gallery Link: Home for friends BNS173
    I'll post the gallery link, if possible --- or asap
    GALLERY COST: $185 247
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: slideshow #BNS 173

    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Three friends from college have decided to buy their first house together now that they’re beginning their careers in art, writing and fashion design. They each have a favorite color: yellow, blue and gray. Includes work spaces, neutral living space and a media room.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NA
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    Becka28 wrote: »
    @BuildnShare not sure if this is too late - you did say an extra day and the gallery is not back up. :neutral: I will post a gallery link when one exists.

    Build entry form ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #BNS173 - Friends from College
    FORUM ID: becka28
    ORIGIN ID: beckablitz
    LEVEL: Established
    Build: Home for friends BNS173
    Gallery Link:
    I'll post the gallery link, if possible --- or asap
    GALLERY COST: $185 247
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: slideshow #BNS 173

    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Three friends from college have decided to buy their first house together now that they’re beginning their careers in art, writing and fashion design. They each have a favorite color: yellow, blue and gray. Includes work spaces, neutral living space and a media room.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NA
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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    You're good, don't worry!
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    BNS #173 Friends from College is now closed!

    Note: If you have already finished your entries but haven't been able to upload and share the gallery link because the gallery is still down, don't worry about it. Let us know you've got a slideshow ready or go ahead and submit your entry form then add the gallery link when you can.
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    edited June 2023
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    “Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz.” You greet your newest clients and their two children with a smile, suppressing a chuckle as one of them pirouettes through the door in a yellow tutu. “I see we’re in the presence of a famous ballerina,” you joke.
    The child giggles. “I’m not famous yet!”
    “Jannik, behave, This office is too small to dance in,” her father scolds. “Sorry about that.” He still wears his work uniform with Schnitzel Shoppe embroidered across it under a tag identifying him as the manager.
    “It’s quite all right, no harm done. Now, how can I help you?”
    Tobias Schwartz replies, “My family and I have been living in a too-small flat until recently. When my parents decided to retire, they left their house to us. It’s nice and roomy, but -”
    “It could use some updating,” Valerie interjects. “It really needs to be brought into this century. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love traditional homes and furnishings, but the house is seriously dated. The plumbing and electrical at least need to be brought into this century.”
    “We would like to preserve some things from the current home though. It’s part of my family’s heritage,” Tobias adds.
    “We’ll do our best,” you promise. “Anything else we should know?”
    “I want a blue room. With a firetruck!” The other child interjects.
    “Finn, shh,” Valerie says. “We’ll get you a firetruck for your birthday, okay?”
    “Well that might be hard to do, but we’ll make sure your room is blue,” you promise. You turn back to the parents. “What’s your budget?”
    “We have an extra $50,000 or so put aside above the value of the house,” Tobias replies. “So $135,500. By the way, I like contemporary style, so if you could come up with something both of us would like, that’d be great.”
    “I’ll do my best.”
    “Oh, one more thing - we want the color scheme to include lots of neutrals,” Tobias says, looking at his wife.
    “With touches of purple,” she adds, smiling back at him. “And before I forget, would it be possible to add a greenhouse or conservatory? I’d love to be able to grow flowers all year round and not worry about the weather. And I’ll need a spot to store my trinkets from my travels and my guitar.”
    “That should all be possible. It’ll take about a month, is that all right?”
    “Perfect, our lease is up in a month. Thank you!”

    The brief: Budget: $135,500.
    Download this lot from the gallery and place it on a 30x20 or larger lot in any world: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/634E32C5FDFA11ED847D30F2E1F8127E (Note: With the gallery down, you may have to wait a while before you can get started.)
    The house should have at least 3 beds and 2 bathrooms.
    Update all spaces
    Include an area for Valerie to grow her flowers.
    Include storage space for her trinkets.
    Finn’s room should be blue.
    Remember to landscape.
    Preserve a few items from the original house.

    The Room Challenge:
    Create Valerie’s greenhouse or conservatory. Budget: 25,000

    The Sim Challenge: Create the Schwartz family and show them enjoying thie r new home. Remember to show all of their outfits. You can pick all aspirations as well as the adults’ traits. Finn and Jannik can be either gender.
    Tobias: Loves the color purple, German Contemporary decor,.
    Valerie: Hates the color red, likes neutrals, traditional decor, guitar, traveling, and flowers.

    Remember to include the hashtag #bns174 with your build or it will not be judged! Entries are due by Friday, June 30, 2023, 23:5:59 New York Time/EST.

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    ForeverTuesdayForeverTuesday Posts: 42 Member
    FYI, if anyone is playing the sims on a computer with MacOS El Capitan or Sierra, the official announcement notes that the gallery will continue to be unavailable for those operating systems after the current maintenance is complete.

    @BuildnShare Would you maybe be able to post little slideshow of the pre-built lot for this challenge? If the gallery continues to be down for a few days, it would be nice to at least start brainstorming ideas for the renovation.
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    @KitelDesigns can you share the images you showed us, please?
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    Rostri-JoduRostri-Jodu Posts: 718 Member
    edited June 2023
    It looks like the gallery is working for PC players, excluding those as previously mentioned.
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    KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 147 Member
    @KitelDesigns can you share the images you showed us, please?
    Here are the before images, Unfortunately, It kept kicking me out when I tried to access it, so I have only a few images

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    Rostri-JoduRostri-Jodu Posts: 718 Member
    For this new challenge, are we allowed to...

    - Change, delete or move the windows and doors?
    - Change exterior or interior walls?
    - Change the location or size of the stairs, both inside and out?
    - Change the roofing?
    - Change the deck or porch?

    Sorry for all the questions. Thank you for your time!
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    ForeverTuesdayForeverTuesday Posts: 42 Member
    It looks like the gallery is working for PC players, excluding those as previously mentioned.

    The web version of the gallery is still down for me. Haven't checked it in-game yet though. Not sure if the web version is just taking longer for them to bring back online or if this is maybe a new outage while they fix some bugs?
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    coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 5,149 Member
    edited June 2023
    I can't get into the online gallery on PC, either @ForeverTuesday.

    I've been checking it every 2 hours.
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    coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 5,149 Member
    Thanks so much for letting us know and for the link @rosemow B)<3!
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    SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 3,261 Member
    For this new challenge, are we allowed to...

    - Change, delete or move the windows and doors?
    - Change exterior or interior walls?
    - Change the location or size of the stairs, both inside and out?
    - Change the roofing?
    - Change the deck or porch?

    Sorry for all the questions. Thank you for your time!

    Yes to all but try not to move too many exterior walls.
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    KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 147 Member
    I hope you guys all have fun with this one! I had a lot of fun making the before house for this.
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    Becka28Becka28 Posts: 1,870 Member
    @KitelDesigns looks a lot of fun - some of those retro green rooms are screaming out for the neutral makeover. Thank you for the reno build.
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    Rostri-JoduRostri-Jodu Posts: 718 Member
    SimTresa wrote: »
    For this new challenge, are we allowed to...

    - Change, delete or move the windows and doors?
    - Change exterior or interior walls?
    - Change the location or size of the stairs, both inside and out?
    - Change the roofing?
    - Change the deck or porch?

    Sorry for all the questions. Thank you for your time!

    Yes to all but try not to move too many exterior walls.

    Awesome! Thank you for the quick reply.
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    SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 3,261 Member
    SimTresa wrote: »
    For this new challenge, are we allowed to...

    - Change, delete or move the windows and doors?
    - Change exterior or interior walls?
    - Change the location or size of the stairs, both inside and out?
    - Change the roofing?
    - Change the deck or porch?

    Sorry for all the questions. Thank you for your time!

    Yes to all but try not to move too many exterior walls.

    Awesome! Thank you for the quick reply.

    You're welcome.
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    edited June 2023
    @Becka28, @coolsim9999999 unfortunately the web gallery's still down, but if you can take screenshots of your lots from your Library showing the cost and the hashtag, we'll accept that instead. Thanks.

    Edit: May not be necessary after all now that the web gallery is back up.
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    coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 5,149 Member
    ok --- Thank you very much @BuildnShare :)!
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    coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 5,149 Member
    edited June 2023
    My Screenshot with price and #bns173 hashtag BNS Media for Movies.png
    I'm having trouble getting this screenshot because it's different than a normal one. I'm trying to go from Paint to drag and drop on Imgur. My husband is coming to visit in a few minutes, and he can show me how @BuildnShare.
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    coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 5,149 Member
    edited June 2023
    In lieu of the gallery link, I put my screenshot under gallery link showing the price and hashtag. Please see my entry for BNS 173 on p. 443 of this thread @BuildnShare. :)

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    ForeverTuesdayForeverTuesday Posts: 42 Member
    The web gallery is back up!
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    In lieu of the gallery link, I put my screenshot under gallery link showing the price and hashtag. Please see my entry for BNS 173 on p. 443 of this thread @BuildnShare. :)

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    Thanks!
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