Learn to build the house of your dreams in The Sims 4

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When you start a new game of The Sims 4, one of the essential things is getting a house for your family to live in. In the beginning, you have little money, so you need to choose well if you want a house already built or furnished or if you prefer to start with an empty lot where you can create your own home.

Check out this guide to learn how to build your house in The Sims 4!


buying a house


If you want to start with something simpler, you can buy one of the existing houses in the game. The price depends on size of the house and the lot, so don't expect much from the cheaper houses.

When choosing a house to your liking, you will be able to choose between moving in with the house already furnished and equipped or empty. If it is already furnished, it will cost about 25% more than the original price, but at least you don't have to worry about shopping for the first few times, as it will bring the basic items for your family's survival.

In any case, the beds, bathtubs and toilets that are included are always of low quality, therefore, they should be replaced with superior models as soon as possible to improve the quality of life for your sims.

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Buying a residential lot

When you start a new game, you can choose to buy an empty lot to build your own house. There aren't many available, but it's the best way to really start from scratch.


If there is another lot that you really like but is busy, you can demolish this building so that the land is vacant and available for purchase and construction. To do so, simply select “Demolish Lot” in the World Manager. Once you have land, you are ready to start build the house of your dreams.


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building a house

After moving your family to the lot you bought, it's time to access the construction mode via the F2 key. There, you can choose the icons corresponding to each essential part of the building, from walls, ceilings, doors or windows. All these elements will appear on the right side of the screen, ready to be selected.

The panel at the top of the screen is very important as it allows you to use tools selection of objects so you can move or sell them, choose decoration patterns, and a hammer to remove any element you no longer want.

Finally, the drawing tool allows you to change the patterns of an item you have purchased, which is very useful for combine colors within a division.

Paredes

When building walls, you will have the option to do so individually or one room at a time. There are also others formats presets that help to build rooms different from the common square or rectangle.


Left-click on the location where you want to build and drag to the side you want to expand the wall or room. The various modalities work in exactly the same way.

Doors and windows

These items are fundamentals to make your home habitable. Fill walls with windows to let light into the home and make it more inviting, and use doors to move from room to room efficiently.

you have several type Different doors and windows to choose from. Some doors are clearly entrances, while others seem more appropriate for the interior, but in the end, it's up to you to choose. Like the windows, which can let more or less light into the rooms.


Different floor and wall materials and patterns

You can also choose different materials to decorate your walls and floor. In addition to depending on your own taste, you have to pay attention to the type of personality your sim so that he feels comfortable.

When selecting one of these patterns, press shift to cover a surface whole at once and thus facilitate the decoration. Don't forget the outer walls!


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Roof

It's easy to build the roof if your house is square or rectangular, just drag the item to the ideal size. If the house is irregular in shape, then you will need to use more than one roof to cover the entire house.

You can also choose the height of the roof by dragging the set that points upward in a way when going up or down. In this way, you can choose to have a pointed roof or a completely flat roof.

expanding your home

Sooner or later you will need expanded your house, either because of the growth of the family or because you simply want a bigger house. And this is possible to do in The Sims 4 without requiring any demolition.


The first thing to do is add the new rooms and rearrange the existing ones. These extra walls are built in the same way as the originals, raised in a adjacent to existing walls. Don't forget to adjust the roof at the end too!

move home

Imagining that you built a house or bought it and it is in the center of the lot, it may be necessary to move to have room for expansion. In this case, it is possible to move the entire building.

From the main panel, you just need to select the displacement icon and then select the house to move it wherever you want within your lot.

Create a new floor

You can create new floors in your house. The first thing to do is to remove your roof with the removal tool. Then you need to put some stair to gain access to the upper floor. Think carefully about where you will build the stairs, as they take up a good amount of space.

Now, you just have to build the rooms you want on the top floor. exactly the same way you did for the original floor. Finally, place the windows, doors, decorations and new roof to complete your new home!

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