Hearty Home ~ a Season's Bin House Make-Over. No CC.

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Uploaded: 29th May 2022 at 8:41 PM
Hearty Home
SSN "Bin House" - Maxis MakeOver

This is a 'preview' lot from my LotCatalog Refresh Project. For the project, I have gone through every single Lot Bin house - cleaned them of nasty sim references, made sure they have the basic equipment (stove, fire alarm, fridge, garbage can, sink, toilet...) and made them pet friendly. I also added some sort of parking space to many of them, and shrunk several of the lots.

The project is meant as a complete replacement for your LotCatalog folder. AND, it will have the option to be "permanently" installed - so future New Games will generate with these refreshed Lot Bin houses in place. But... more about that later. I will be offering up the whole project soon. Until then, here is this one...

This is one of the more elaborately changed lots in the project:

I really tried to keep lot's original 'flavor' - just hopefully, improved. A picture of the original lot is included with the other pictures above.
The original lot size was 4X5 - now it is 4X4. Plus I added a garage with a rooftop deck/patio area.
The original had a full foundation - now it is a 2-step foundation with a partial basement (only under the "cottage" house.)
I also rearranged the floor plan a bit - allowing more family living spaces. Plumbing and lights have been added.
I kept the original wallpaper and flooring choices, for the most part; but changed the style of roof. The pond is a little bigger now too.

Please scroll through all the pictures to see everything this house has to offer.

Plumbing, appliances, a smoke alarm, and lighting are included.

There is parking for two vehicles; one in the garage, and one on the driveway.

This is a pet-friendly build. No pet items are included, but there is plenty of room to add what you need. Since this is a 2-step foundation, you will need to have Simler90's Stair Mods to allow large dogs to get inside the houses. (If you want them inside, that is...)

NOTE: This lot has both a basement and a pond - so to prevent flooding in the basement, I suggest you place it on higher ground. If you put it next to a neighborhood lake/ocean it will flood.

This is a clean copy of this house; no sim has ever been here.
It's been cleaned of SimReferences using Chris Hatch's LotCleaner.
And compressed with Chris Hatch's LotCompressor.
The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer.

There in NO Custom Content Included

Lot Size: 3X4
Lot Price: $56,296

Standard Mods I use that are not necessary, nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
- I use Deastrumquodvicis' Roof Shader for brighter roofs
- And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
- Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
- Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
- Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
- BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
- Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
- Gunmod's Radience Lighting System, which is installed with the Scriptorium (which is necessary for installing CC stairs.)
- HugeLunatic's Sweet Down Low Tweaked + for the ability to shift things up/down on a wall without darkening the item!
- And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror.
- And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!