I have a family which i really like and want to build a house for, so i thought before i start building, ask you guys and gals for some advice or tips on how to build a good well thought out family home. How do you go bout building for families?
12-18-2011, 02:41 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-18-2011, 02:43 PM by macthekat.)
I think figuring out how many kids your family will have is a good place to start and figure out if you want some of the kids to share a bedroom. This will give you an idea of how many bedrooms you need. If you plan to have a lot of kids, consider making two bigger bedrooms - one for the boys and one for the girls and a shared playroom. That way you can have 3 rooms for the kids instead of 4-6 bedrooms. Oh and consider having a separate nursery close to the parent's bedroom so the little ones don't wake up everyone.
A bigger living room is a good idea since the kids will need/want a lot of stuff. I normally also make at least two bathrooms. You also want to make sure that there are chairs enough around the dinning table for everyone. And I think a backyard is a big plus - especially with generations.
If you do not want toddlers in the back yard - build on a foundation - if you do want them out there, then you want to avid a foundation - toddlers can not climb stairs.
For the rest - it depend on the style of house you want.
12-23-2011, 03:48 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-23-2011, 03:49 AM by Karlha.)
First you have to consider how many sims you have or want to have (kids) and Second if you want big or small houses, for the reasons that Mac mentioned, cause if you like a small house but with 4 kids, the tip (from Mac) that the kids share bedrooms is very good. Now, if you want a big house, is diferent, a lot of rooms for all the family.
... because L O V E is the M O S T valuable thing in L I F E !
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If you're planning on playing for the same family for more generations, it's not a bad idea to have 2 master bedrooms so that 2 of your kids can later move their spouses in and continue the legacy.
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First of all Identifying which way the house will face on the building site. This is seemingly easy enough but usually times over looked. It is essential primarily if the building site grows up to somebody else's residence or to someone else's property. There are actually building unique codes in place regarding positioning of bathrooms when a home is designed next to another one. So the design and style should take into consideration where the home will be positioned on the building site. This factor also impacts where the drive way will be placed, whether there will be street access and whether the entry to the home will look natural or unnatural.