Are you playing the Sims 4 and trying to find inspiration for your next home? Well, we have a list of amazing and inspirational houses for you to check out that should help you figure out your next building project.
If your backyard is feeling a little bare, then adding a gazebo will make it feel more detailed and is a nice yard alternative to the classic pool and deck look.
All you will really need to do is choose the hexagon shape size with the custom room tool, add a slight foundation to lift it off the ground, add a fence, posts, and roof if you desire, and then lawn furniture and flowers to decorate it further.
To make the most out of small areas, turn a boring one story house into a cozy loft apartment like one seen above.
By only building a portion of the second floor and connecting it to the first floor with a curving staircase, your sim will feel like they are the star of their own 20-something sitcom in the big city.
Other decorating items that look great with this floor layout are tons of artwork and shelves, a bunch of plants, and a single brick wall like all the best lofts in New York seem to have.
Not to mention if your sim can only afford a small plot of land at the beginning of your game, this is the best way to make a cheaper sized house look more expensive.
If you made a sim with the creativity aspiration, then you are going to want to build them a huge art studio to work in so they can perfect their craft. With art studios, the more cluttered it is the more real it will look.
Make sure to put a bunch of canvases on the floor and tons of paintings and art pieces on the wall so your sim looks like they’ve been busy trying out a bunch of different styles.
As well, floor lights facing easels will look realistic and give the room a cozy vibe, and make sure to place an end table beside the easel as well so it looks like your sim has a space to keep their brushes and paint water.
A nice final touch would be to add a work desk right in the middle of the room, so it doesn’t look too empty with just easels and canvases hanging around the outside.
What’s really fun about this room is the more your sim paints and the better they get, the more original paintings you have to fill the walls and really make it feel like your own.
Cozy Places From TV and Movies
If you are having trouble coming up with homes on your own, a fun challenge is to copy homes and apartments from your favorite TV shows and movies and try to match them as closely as you can with the Sims 4 items catalog.
Whether its Monica’s apartment from Friends as seen above, the Dunder Mifflin office from The Office, Walter White’s house from Breaking Bad, or even the bar from Cheers, if you love a show or movie then have some fun trying to copy its place as close as you can.
What logically comes after is you making all the characters from the show and creating your own scripted episodes with them in their copied buildings.
Although you can’t actually build a houseboat that really floats on the water, you can craft something that looks close so you can feel just like the Sea Captain on The Simpsons.
After building a house that is in the shape of a boat with a pointed bow and flat stern, add some outside details like circular windows, ship wheels, air conditioner units, and a pool that comes up right to the side of the house so it looks like it’s on water.
What’s fun about this build is you can then stay on theme with all of the insides of the houseboat, decorating everything with a nautical feel.
By turning your lot into a giant swimming pool, you can make a house in the center with a basement that’s actually submerged underwater.
To have the full aquarium effect, put huge windows on all the walls so when your sim in down there they can see right out into the water.
Place items like statues and pillars under the water as well will give them more to look at and make it feel more detailed when you look out. For a detailed explanation on how exactly to make a basement house in water, check out this walkthrough here.
To add a bit more “whimsy” to your build, why not make your house floating in the air? To do this simply have a series of staircases leading up to your house, and delete the foundation once you have done the next level.
This will make your house look like it is floating in the air when really the game just thinks its a few extra stories high. Adding a lake or pond underneath is a fun extra touch, sort of like a protective moat around a castle.
To get the exact floating house design seen above, you can find it on the Sims 4 gallery here.
A popular thing interior decorators like to do in the real world, creating a barn that looks likes it has been redone into a house is a fun and challenging build if you’re bored of the same old houses.
You then have the option to decorate all around the house with pond, plants and more to make the yard really look like it was once a farm.
A fun way to do this is to take an actual barn build from the Sims 4 gallery and then redecorate it to look more like a house. That way, it feels more like a building that was renovated than a farmhouse that kind of also looks like a barn.
Sure you could build your pool in the yard like every other Sims 4 house out there, or you could give your sims a fancy rooftop pool for all their cocktail parties and romantic dates they have planned.
You can place a pool inside of a room or house regardless of if there is any foundation, but pools cannot be stacked on top of each other to make them deeper.
Therefore, your rooftop pool will have to be the only one in that location if it is a two story house, or have a level in-between it if you have a pool under it on the first level.
You can also place windows on walls with pools, and if you opt to not have a fence or half wall around the outside of the pool, it can have a really cool infinity pool affect like seen above.
In a less is more mentality, try and build a house that’s relatively small but could have everything in it a sim could every need.
Tiny kitchen, minimal bathroom, single bed, maybe a bookcase for some entertainment, trying to fit as much as you can into a small space will be a fun change of pace from any basic or mansion-sized houses you may be used to making.
Matching a theme while also trying to do this is fun as well, like the minimal boho house seen above that really makes you picture the earth-loving, eco-friendly sim who might live in it.
If you’re a fan of The Lord of the Rings or just the Hobbit series, then this type of property is just for you. If you want to make your dream cottages, make sure to use lots of greenery –having flowers, lily pads, pools of water, and round windows are a must.
These hobbit houses are known for being particularly tiny, but it would be a good idea to separate the bedrooms into several different smaller houses of their own.
Once you get the hang of creating your own Hobbit houses, why not create an entire town based on The Lord of the Rings? That would be something worth bragging about.
I am getting a very painful cavity by just looking at this sweet gingerbread and Christmas-themed home in the Sims 4.
No, the house isn’t edible as that would not be a very terrible living situation, but you can be the star of the neighborhood and build your own holiday-themed property.
By using a brown, cookie-colored style, you can make your home look like a huge edible house, and thanks to all of the decorations available to you, you can celebrate Christmas any time of the year.
Have you ever wanted to feel above everyone else? Well, let’s get you inspired and ready to build. This fancy home sits above a lively lake with lily pads, flowers, and gorgeous marble statues for the neighbors to gawk at.
The beautiful staircase brings you into the home and looks like the perfect setting to have some tea and crumpets.
If you want to try to build something like this, just think about what’s under the house instead of what’s inside of it. This home isn’t too elevated over the lake, but you can always go crazy and make a home that’s super high over a body of water.
Try using multiple staircases or ladders or something to raise it up above everyone else in the culdesac.
I love walking past beautiful modern homes around big cities. The huge windows and symmetrical shapes always make these styles of homes look amazing from the outside.
You can see the entirety of the home from the outside, so you need to make sure that the inside is just as aesthetically pleasing.
Try using white, grey, and black colors when making a modern home like this one right here. Also, make sure to use huge squared windows without any curtains.
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a home such as this one, you can live out your best life right now in the Sims 4.
Being in the hustle and bustle of the city can get quite overwhelming, so why not build your perfect home in the middle of a jungle full of cool animals and calming rivers.
It might be hard to invite other people to your place, but it will be worth it. Imagine having to take a boat to get to the entrance of your place? It would be super secretive and hidden from wandering eyes.
Grab a whole bunch of foliage and you will be good to go!