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Ranch Retreat 2BD 1BA Maxis Makeover

by joandsarah77 Posted 6th Jun 2015 at 11:08 AM - Updated 6th Jun 2015 at 11:26 PM by joandsarah77
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I'm sure everyone has used this cheap little sim bin house from the base game. I know it was often a staple as a starter for me, but the colour and layout was pretty blah and I always slapped some colour onto it right away. The main thing that bugged me about this lot was its size. The house is small and the lot is one enormous blank piece of grass. Well no longer! I shrunk the lot on either side by 5 tiles, so a total of 10 tiles narrower. I like to be true of the Maxis houses footprint, so the house is exactly the same size and shape it comes out of the bin but everything else is changed. The floor plan, the colour, the garden, and while it may look very similar I redid the roof as well. That roof type seemed to suit it the best but the pitch is now lower.


Old Floor Plan


New Floor Plan

Custom Content not included but nice to have

An invisible driveway. I used an invisible driveway, but didn't include it in the upload as I'm not sure whose it is. There are a couple on this site, it's worth having.
To keep the garden looking like it is now you will need
'Trim Inaccessible Bushes' by Cyjon and 'Water half tile flowers fix & Water inaccessible flowers fix' by dickhurt
Or 'Perfect Plants' and 'Perfect Gardens' from Simbology
Lunatech 'Lighten Up' Ceiling Light Fix by Menaceman44 so the small ceiling lights actually sit flush with the ceiling like they are supposed to.

Play tested
No sim has lived in the uploaded lot

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): $52,549

Additional Credits:
Numenor for Any Game Starter
Mootilda for Turn on/off all lights

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Ranch Retreat-2BR 1BA.rar | Ranch Retreat Maxis Makeover

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 8 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #thememaxis, #maxis makeover, #Ranch Retreat