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The Budget Starter House

by ohthatsimschick Posted 15th Oct 2013 at 6:15 PM
7 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Today, I set myself a challenge.
That challenge, was to create a fully functional, nice-looking starter house for under 16,000. A house that your newly made Sim can move straight into. After a few false starts and 2 very box-like houses scrapped, I came up with this. May I present to you, the Budget Starter.

Floor Plans

Downstairs, you have a simple yet functional layout. As you walk in, you come to a small hallway, separating the different rooms. The kitchen is directly ahead of you as you enter the house, and can be accessed either through the main door leading from the entrance hall, or through an archway in the living room. Through the door on the left is the good-sized living room, and the stairs are neatly tucked away to the far right of the entrance hallway.

Head up the stairs, and you a brought to a good-sized landing; big enough to move around freely without any pesky objects blocking your way! On the far left, you have a single size bedroom, with the possibility of squeezing a double bed in (if your Sim is the Handy type and doesn't mind a little DIY to bring the wall out into the hallway a little! ;-p). Finally, you have the bathroom, fully-fitted for all of your basic needs.


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: 10x10
Price Furnished: 15,716
Price Unfurnished: 13,111

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: 15,716

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.57.62
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 16th Oct 2013 at 4:53 AM
Amazing! I didn't realize how stinking hard it is to make a nice looking starter home! Yeah I thought it was a little hard until I tried to make one for my sims. They all turned out looking like ugly boxes or I had either gone past the budget. Now I can have a pretty starter home for my sims <3
Field Researcher
#3 Old 16th Oct 2013 at 6:25 AM
Yes! I love it when there are affordable houses available that look just as gorgeous as expensive houses (and with less EPs, to boot). Thank you! *hugs*
#4 Old 16th Oct 2013 at 6:07 PM
I love it! Thank you
Test Subject
#5 Old 16th Oct 2013 at 10:33 PM
I like this little house, its kind of cute! Another idea for the bedroom would be to move the dresser next to the bathroom door in the stair landing.
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 1:57 PM
It is so hard to create decent starter homes with the basics. What I like about this home is that it looks attractive, has plenty of room for sims to manouver and it has the basics. It even has a dresser, bookcase and t.v. which to my poor sims is sheer luxury!
#7 Old 21st Jan 2014 at 8:46 PM
Not bad. I'll take it. :)

#8 Old 28th Nov 2015 at 5:14 AM
I really love the exterior colors you used! Thanks!