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Build Mode Question - Cabinets/Counters

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Not sure if this is the right place to put this, so I can move it.
But I was making a kitchen, and was having issues with the counters and cabinets. I see counters change to have round edges, or cabinets change from short overhead or very tall that reach the floor. But is there a way to select this? I don't see the controls to choose "short" upper cabinets, or "round" counters.
Thanks!

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  • BoristhebullBoristhebull Posts: 3 New Member
    I'm trying to figure this out as well atm, I see them in the styled rooms not sure how to do it myself.
  • BoristhebullBoristhebull Posts: 3 New Member
    Anyone figure this out? been messing with it for an hour!
  • BoristhebullBoristhebull Posts: 3 New Member
    Sweet, tyvm :smile:
  • seira83seira83 Posts: 100 New Member
    Thank you Kulthero777!!! You are a savior!
    Is there some kind of Build Mode guide? This is very important information.
  • pinkstar6206pinkstar6206 Posts: 62 Member
    Glad I found this thread! Thanks so much for the info @Kulthero777
  • mtwtfss71mtwtfss71 Posts: 173 Member
    Thank you, thank you! I couldn't figure it out either.
  • Junebug6620Junebug6620 Posts: 418 Member
    :) Thank you--I couldn't figure it out either. Also in the styled room that I choose; there is an overhead cabinet that has a glass front & you can see dishes inside. When I moved it or put made the room larger & put another cabinet next to this one--it lost it's glass front & became just a plain cabinet with doors. I wanted to keep the glass front on the one overhead--kind of like a elegant, country look.
    Does anyone know how to make it a glass front--as there is not choice for that in the cabinet selections?
  • FatescruelFatescruel Posts: 110 Member
    edited September 2014
    Hello Junebug!
    You can follow this set of guidelines to change a counters display option.

    Steps
    1. Click on the Change color section.
    2. Look for a small gear or wrench icon in the color menu.

    Picture: i.imgur.com/jnI3bff.png
    (Paste the link into your address bar to see the image)

    3. Select a counter option by clicking on the wrench & gear icon.
    4. Choose Auto Counter option (click to toggle on/off).
    5. Select a counter option from the display of counters within the wrench & gear menu.
    Post edited by Fatescruel on
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  • MeleniaMelenia Posts: 1 New Member
    I found the settings before I got to this post. My issue is, the settings icon, appeared twice, and now has disappeared, whether i got auto counter on or off is not important. Any input on that?
  • FatescruelFatescruel Posts: 110 Member
    edited September 2014
    This is what you should see when you are adding counters in Build/Buy Mode:
    i.imgur.com/ZoOttWS.png

    Paste the link into your address bar to see the image. The Auto Counters option should still be there. If not, try this:

    1. Click on the Change color section.
    2. Look for a small gear or wrench icon in the color menu.

    Picture: i.imgur.com/jnI3bff.png
    (Paste the link into your address bar to see the image)

    3. Select a counter option by clicking on the wrench & gear icon.
    4. Choose Auto Counter option (click to toggle on/off).
    5. Select a counter option from the display of counters within the wrench & gear menu.
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  • FatescruelFatescruel Posts: 110 Member
    edited September 2014
    If the above does not work for you, just post a reply. Maybe someone can shine some light on this.
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  • icftlduicftldu Posts: 147 Member
    @Kulthero777 Nice find
  • Kulthero777Kulthero777 Posts: 1,025 Member
    icftldu wrote: »
    @Kulthero777 Nice find

    Thanks! I made those screenshots and then wrote up the text when I finally figured it out myself, I know how frustrating it was for me, so I figured somebody else was probably having trouble too :)

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  • MMblew2MMblew2 Posts: 1 New Member
    Beyond helpful. Awesome
  • AnaCecilia63AnaCecilia63 Posts: 190 Member
    Thank you so much for this. Really helpful! :)
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  • ValerieRayne13ValerieRayne13 Posts: 60 Member
    Thank you so much for sharing this. I hate clicking on anything without knowing for sure what it does and I was getting very frustrated, because I really want rounded countertops. Now that I know it's just a simple button, it's very much appreciated (and now I can finally have the kitchen counters I want) - so thank you!
  • swiirl73swiirl73 Posts: 73 Member
    Thanks for sharing! :D I just discovered yesterday that I didn't know how to "build" counters. Why make it so complicated, building in Sims 4 was going to be easy I thought... :p
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 148,940 Member
    seira83 wrote: »
    Thank you Kulthero777!!! You are a savior!<br />
    Is there some kind of Build Mode guide? This is very important information.

    There is a Building Tips and Tutorials thread in creative corner section of the forums that provides helpful tips and links
    The link is
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/796520/building-tips-and-tutorials-ruthless-kk-build-guide-link-too

    Have fun simming and building! :)

  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 14,426 Member
    One thing to note, is you have to select "island counters" to get the ones with rounded edges.
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  • Junebug6620Junebug6620 Posts: 418 Member
    Fatescruel--I just wanted to give you a belated "thanks" for your post--I'm sure this thread has helped many struggling with this same issue.
  • emilytothrscueemilytothrscue Posts: 2 New Member
    Belated thank you as well!!
  • ucuphohoucuphoho Posts: 1 New Member
    one thing i want to ask.. i already find it the gear icon. but when i put it my inventory and move house. if i want to design the kitchen again. it keeps sending me the standar cabinet or counter. it wont change to auto. and i cant find the gear icon any more. please help
  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 52,989 Member
    @ucuphoho: Go to 'room' mode, or I don't know what you call it but it categorizes the objects via rooms like kitchen, living room, etc. And then at the bottom right:
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    There's that turn on auto-counters. So, you turn it off and then you will get that gear icon again if you click on the cabinet or counter. Hope this helps. :)
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  • JJmeerkat121JJmeerkat121 Posts: 2 New Member
    so if I want a floor to ceiling cabinet. but want the handles on the other side, is there a way to reverse the cabinet?
    does that even make sense?
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