I’ve always tried to keep the Huffman’s humble. This is not easy with a legacy family where I know soon they will be rolling in money. It does not take long to accumulate wealth. Chana’s garden was my first attempt to use up money without expanding the house.

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While a good portion of the garden are garden plants – which don’t really cost much – a large number are flowers and bushes to help bulk out the garden so it feels more lush – especially after we’ve just harvested.

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Evelyn has the gardening aspiration like her grandmother Chana, so I feel this garden will only grow. During Sam’s generation, my plan was to build up the exterior lands with trees and rocks and other landscaping. A small outdoor sauna seemed like extravagance enough.

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And I used the excess money the Huffmans made this generation to add trees to the giant lot of grass. Snugg it up a bit so it fit with the surrounding island trees.

This all failed when Sam had five children. The small cottage that was working – as long as we had plenty of outdoor space – was not going to fit two more children. Sam and Karen had already given up the master bedroom to fit the twins and Jasmine.

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Three beds fit with only a little room to spare in the master bedroom.
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Endtables were really almost too much for Karen and Sam’s room. Luckily they only needed to sleep there?

But once Paige and Pippen aged up, I knew I had to give in and remodel the Huffman cottage. I’d already decided a loft was in order for either the kids or the parents. But overall I didn’t want to ruin the overall look of the house.

How’d I do?

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You can just barely see the lofted bedroom upstairs – but otherwise, the exterior of the house was untouched. Inside was remodeled to have a proper living room. (Still no TV for the Huffmans.)

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And finally a dining room that (still) doesn’t fit everyone. Even if I put six chairs at this table, which I tried, I have seven sims. So outdoor dining will still be a thing.07-18-16_7-04-28 AM

These lead into the once again expanded kitchen. (The bathroom has been moved to the other side of the house.)

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07-18-16_7-05-01 AMAnd from here, stairs lead up to the loft. Where Sam and Karen have plenty of space again.

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And we can finally see Sam’s collection of pictures.

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The lighting up here is off because of the roofs. And most unfortunately, the loft could not overlook the living space below, this still annoys me. but every time I tried to replace a wall with half walls or a fence, the roof cut into the room. Sigh.

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The left most leads to the new but still-tiny bathroom.

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And the other leads to the kids domain where I learned that having only 2ooo simoleons for this remodel may have been pushing it. I did not sell any trees, but we were down to 25 by the end. So there’s a lot of work that needs to be done here.

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The area which used to be both the master and kids’ bedrooms has been divided into a play and study area and Pippin’s bedroom.

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It’s a little Harry Potter under-the-stairs-y, but  I hope to have money to redecorate it soon. On the plus side, he has a window?

The majority of the rebuild money actually went to giving in and giving this place a basement.

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I really resisted adding a third floor, but there was just no way for the girls to fit without it being awkward and giving up on all “living” space in the house.

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Here’s where my lack of money really is apparent. I plan to put a couch in that corner as soon as I know I can pay the 4k bills. (Yes I foolishly remodeled on a Sunday).

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Jasmine and Paige share the left-most bedroom bedroom.
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And the twins have the room on the right.

Look forward to seeing their rooms properly done over the next few posts. I don’t want to leave them this empty longer than I have to. There is one further surprise in the basement. Besides having wall space for more of Izzy’s paintings of our previous generation and Sam’s epic photography.

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The room under the stairs? It’s a second bathroom! I know, amazing? It only took seven sims for me to cave.

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And that is the Huffman’s gen two house. I don’t anticipate further remodeling this generation. There is still plenty of outdoor living space for them to expand into if they need more room for hobbies.

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Hope you enjoyed the tour!


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CC Credits: There’s not a ton of cc in the house, but there’s a little bit here and there. Mostly my favorite pieces. Perhaps you’re interesting in downloading something you see?

Outdoors

Upstairs

  • Severinka’s Provence Paintings (As before because I love them)
  • There’s one other CC painting in the loft that I have to lookup – It’s not pictured yet.

Basement

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