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The Sims 4 Creative Construction: Roof Balcony DIY

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Welcome to the second instalment of a series that I’m going to call ‘Creative Construction’ while building in The Sims 4.

Custom content exists and is a huge part of the way some people play the game, which help to add specific objects not available in The Sims 4 to date. That’s great, but what about people who don’t want to mod in new meshes and want to keep their game strictly vanilla? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Each post in this series is a mini-tutorial which will show you how to combine items and create something not available in the game!

Roof Balcony

Disclaimer: This balcony is pretty, but non-functional.
I love to combine objects together for the Sims to enjoy, however there are times where I make something which is purely aesthetic and not necessarily useful. Thus, my roof balcony was formed.

This is a pretty easy tutorial, especially for those who don’t want a lot of steps. It mostly emerged from me feeling like this build needed something extra up top, so I thought I should share how it’s done with the community!

Make sure to have the bb.moveobjects cheat enabled!

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Colour the sides to match your existing house. Since we cannot add a floor, we can impose a bottom into the area to look like one.
In the pool section, grab the ‘Lap Guides’ and nudge them up in place. Do this by selecting the item and using the ( 9 ) key on your keyboard. This is a technique I learned from The Sim Supply.

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Resize using the keys ( [ ) and ( ] ) on your keyboard. Two fit great for my build, slightly overlapped in the middle.

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Add some furniture, plants, or whatever you want with the ( 9 ) and ( 0 ) keys to place them in place. Your sim won’t be able to come up here, so don’t add anything crucial!

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Try it out! Feel free to tweet me a screenshot of your creations!

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HollieBB is a full-time content creator and a passionate Simmer. She livestreams daily on twitch.tv/holliebb

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