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The Sims 4: 70+ Building Prompts & Ideas

Every now and then it can be difficult to know what to build in game. You spend what feels like forever trying to figure out what to build, and almost get to the point where you wonder why you opened the game originally in the first place. Well fear not, as here is a list of over seventy prompts and ideas to get you in the building mood!

  • Family Home
  • Tiny Home
  • Tree House
  • Beach House
  • Haunted House
  • Log Cabin
  • Jungle Retreat
  • Campsite
  • Country Cottage
  • Spellcaster Home
  • Mansion
  • Farm/Barn House
  • Underground/Underwater House
  • Apartment
  • University House/Dorm Room
  • School
  • Café/Coffee House
  • Restaurant/Diner
  • Pub
  • Vets
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Lounge Bar
  • Nightclub
  • Museum
  • Art Gallery
  • Spa/Onsen Bathhouse
  • Your Dream Home

Of course, the ideas listed about are inspired by many of the options and features we currently have in game. Here are a few more ideas to help you through that Builders Block

  • Abandoned House
  • Ruins
  • Castle
  • Marketplace
  • Houseboat/Ship
  • Hotel
  • Place of Worship
  • Wedding Venue
  • Maze
  • Festival Lot
  • Concert Venue
  • Underground Bunker/Secret Hideout
  • Floating House
  • Fantasy Inspired House
  • TV/Movie Inspired
  • Book Inspired

Let’s not forget a handful of ideas for Room Builds too. Now while we have the standard rooms for most homes, here’s a few more ideas of rooms you could add to your builds too.

  • Art Room
  • Play Room
  • At Home Spa/Gym
  • Sauna
  • Recording Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Craft Room
  • Library
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Gaming Room
  • Conservatory
  • Secret Room/Passages
  • Pantry
  • At Home Theatre/Bowling Alley
  • Secret Laboratory
  • Hobby Inspired

We can’t forget themes, either!

  • Modern
  • Classical
  • Boho
  • Historical
  • Fantasy/Supernatural
  • Periodic
  • Haunted
  • Abstract
  • Mid-Century
  • Industrial
  • TV/Movie Inspired
  • Book Inspired
  • Harry Potter
  • Marvel
  • Disney
  • Star Wars
  • Current Trends

Disney Castle by KateEmerald

Of course, this is by no means a definitive list, as there are so many ideas out there. These prompts might not necessarily be one that you chose to use, but you may think of other ideas of what to build in game because of something mentioned in this list.

Looking for ideas and inspiration for creating new Sims? Take a look at our Create A Sim Look Prompts & Ideas post here!

Let us know if you use any of these prompts by tagging us on Social Media or by joining us over on our Discord Server.

About the author


Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff. You'll usually find me hanging out in our Discord, in-game or creating articles!