Friday, October 31, 2014

Generation 3 house redo!

Yuuuup. It's another house post. It's here so I don't bore the people who figure they'll see it as the story progresses or who could care less. lol. Mariah and I actually fought super hard over this redo. I agreed the house needed a new look. I did not agree that we needed to go to 1988 Avon Saleslady on the house. (reference: My most lovely and adored Aunt Shirley.) Anything else I suggested was shot to hell until we got to the kids stuff. She let me have free rein there.

There was a complete overhaul of the exterior too. It was necessary. That angled entrance screwed with EA routing in ways I couldn't even fathom. Come to think of it, I don't think they could imagine the strange errors and borks it caused either. lol. The old wooden rail fencing is staying. It has a purpose later on. ;)

They have actual garage doors in a garage now, instead of having the barn door that no one could open and having the cars magically pop into the barn. For those keeping tally the current garage was Layla and Ignacio's room.

If you enter through the garage this is your view. Originally the center with the dining table was a seating area. The desk on the right was in what was the way too small dining room.

The old dining room. The bit of roof sticking through the ceiling has been fixed, I was just too lazy to reshoot.

The redone kitchen. Beg pardon for not cleaning out the fridge prior to shooting/redoing the house.

Looking at the front door from the kitchen.

I caved and got Mariah a tv. Helen would kill me.

The way overused Living Room. Yes, the gems are all still glittering on the shelf to the left. And speaking of 'on the left' there used to be the door to the garage over there. Now it's a hallway to get to the Master suite which is where we'll head now.

Just to see this. lol. Uh, it's a lot of nothing. A big open area with future designs but not much use currently. You can't see it, but on the right is the door that leads to a 'utility' room that leads to the laundry room and the staircase to get to the basement dungeon that holds Ignacio's fish. The door directly ahead is Mariah's, the door to the left leads to the newly created yard that didn't used to exist.

As you enter Mariah's room. *coughGAG*cough. lol Don't get me wrong, I love pastel green. I went through that phase as a tween, right before heading for all black all the time, but this is just... Oy. Anyway, I will admit to a love for the bed. I want that bed IRL. In a totally different color, of course.

The other side. WOoo! Exciting. I'm not showing the bathroom because it's just that dull.

Going up the stairs is the same set of doors that were here before. We'll go in the door on the far left first.

Dove's nursery is still just as Layla decorated it. Only the dimensions are different and it's rearranged. Also, ignore the two different window styles. I forgot to change two of them, sue me.

Oh look! Roger is still here because I had just finished shooting when I took this! Or, well, shooting the previous chapter was the last thing that happened before I started the redesign. Anyway, I love this nursery. I'll probably stick a crib in here for baby girl as well.

Coming out of Ceeven's room I turned the balcony required for that damned barn door into a play area for the tots. Dove's child room is Mariah's old room. We'll take a turn left first to see the study area before going in there.

The study area will be changing SINCE I HAVE TO ADD AN EXTRA DESK THANKSVIVIAYOUTOTALLYMESSEDMEUP. I'll also be changing up some of the stuff on the walls. But yeah, there it is for now. Now to Dove's room.

Dove's room. I need to change the bed a little to get the colors to match better, but this is pretty much it. That wall sticking out on the right is a little lavatory.

Other side of Dove's room. The dinosaur by the door was another booboo. He was pulled out and stuck there waiting for his turn to be placed and CASted and I forgots about him. Now he's there to be ironic. lol

For those of you totally confused by that tour, here's the upstairs layout.
Downstairs on the eastern side of the house. (In my head there's a compass, ignore me.) The laundry room is the dark room at the top on the right.
And then the rest of the downstairs minus the garage.

So there you have it. It feels a lot more like generation 3 now with the house changed up and all and I can get behind it to a degree, and that's alright.


  1. I'm stuck on what future purpose the wood fence will serve o_o

  2. My thought after reading this was I hope the new baby girl is the heir someone who was that determined to be alive against your wishes, will be an absolute pain to write about make you tear your hair out, and in the end be your favorite character of all time.....

    1. OMG I am so so sorry! This comment didn't get to my email box and I'm just now seeing it while looking at furniture (to see what I need to grab to make a few poses.) My apologies on the lateness of the reply!

      LOL! Actually, that's pretty much what's happening. At first I was all "Darn you and your very existence! How on earth am I going to get this all to fit now?!?" And now I don't know that I'd want it any other way. Ha! She's pretty great in my head. lol.