If you can't have your dream home in reality, there's always The Sims...

If you can't have your dream home in reality, there's always The Sims... , DistinctifyPhotography credit to Sims Community

For a lot of us, it’s a bit of a pipe dream to imagine that we might one day be able to afford our own home, let alone find the budget to decorate it. We spend hours compiling inspiration on Pinterest, organising colour schemes and picking out our dream furniture. We routinely read home improvement blogs, much like this one, cooking up our dream homes. But the fact of the matter is, it may be years before we can make any of these dreams a reality. And that’s where The Sims comes in. The Sims is the ultimate life simulation game that has gifted us the opportunity to build our personalised dream worlds since the year 2000. Although, for some people it also gave them the opportunity to explore their sadistic side. Placing your Sims in the pool and removing the ladders revealed some quite terrifying truths about human nature. But as the technology of The Sims has developed, it has become less about watching your Sims meet a truly gruesome end and more about creating astounding feats of architecture and design. You can pretty much create your own paradise through the most recent edition of The Sims. You can also create some truly monstrous looking buildings. But that is essentially the point. The Sims allows you to build a fantasy world that may not be immediately available to you in the real world. Whether you’re into the wild and weird or you want to get as close to reality as possible, you can build it through The Sims. We’re looking at some of the best builds, from the most ambitious to the most beautiful, to show you that if you can’t have your dream home in reality, you’ll always have The Sims.

“You’re a Wizard, Harry”

“You’re a Wizard, Harry”, Distinctify
Photography credit to HatsyYT


What sort of heartless person would you have to be to not be disappointed when you didn’t receive your acceptance letter from Hogwarts on your eleventh birthday? The Harry Potter books and films shaped the childhoods of millions of children and adults alike, consequently the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry has become one of the most recognisable buildings of all time. With gargoyles and turrets galore, the castle is the epitome of Gothic architecture. Inside, curtained four poster beds and embroidered fine fabrics are reminiscent of the Renaissance era. You could just as easily be at the French Court in the 16th century as you could be in a fantasy castle in the Scottish hills. While it’s devastating that the Hogwarts castle does not actually exist, that doesn’t mean you can’t live out your magical fantasy through the Sims. Sims user HatsyYT created an amazing replica of the incredible building, complete with Quidditch pitch, great hall and Gryffindor tower.

If you can't have your dream home in reality, there's always The Sims... , Distinctify
Photography credit to HatsyYT

Your Type On Paper

If you can't have your dream home in reality, there's always The Sims... , Distinctify
Photography credit to @dear_georgina


Watching Love Island might only take up the summer months, but you can stay at the villa all year round with this incredible replica built by Twitter user @dear_georgina. A crisp white design scheme is interspersed with bright neon hues to keep the summer party vibes running all year long. In real life, the villa boasts an idyllic infinity pool, a fire pit and a private hideaway suite. All of this luxury is available in The Sims version. You can even relax on the outdoor day beds, whilst you discuss who's your type on paper and who’s getting mugged off. The only catch is these discussions will be in The Sims native tongue, Simlish and it’s highly unlikely you’ll be able to understand them. But a girl can dream, right?

If you can't have your dream home in reality, there's always The Sims... , Distinctify
Photography credit to @dear_georgina

In The Dog House

If you can't have your dream home in reality, there's always The Sims... , Distinctify
Photography credit to EA

Now, when we said that you could design pretty much anything using The Sims software we meant it. But just because you can design it doesn’t necessarily mean you should, as proven to us by this house that is shaped like a dog. Credit where credit is due though, it was impressive to design the swimming pool to look like a dog’s water bowl. But apart from that the build has a rather sinister look about it. And it becomes even more disconcerting when you realise it’s inevitable that someone will have to reside in a dog's rear end… Regardless, this ultimately incredibly bizarre build does display quite how limitless the building options can be through using The Sims.

“I want a white house with blue shutters…”


Photography credit to tkdjunkie

A white house with blue shutters, a room overlooking the river for painting and a porch that wrapped around the whole house was what Allie Hamilton asked of Noah Calhoun in Nicholas Spark’s epic romance. And boy, did he deliver. But you too can deliver this dream by building the entire structure through The Sims, blue shutters and all. Inside, the house is decorated in a traditionally southern style, with soft wooden textures and neutral hues. The infamous wooden piano has stood the test of time and technology to be incorporated into the simulated rendition of the house. Whether it is a classic Americana design you’re after, or just a touch of romance, you can insert yourself directly into this darling Charleston home all through the power of simulation.

Made in Chelsea

If you can't have your dream home in reality, there's always The Sims... , Distinctify
Photography credit to Cyberdoll


A terrace house? In London? In this economy?! You must be mad. Instagrammers and influencers the world over flock to the streets of Kensington and Chelsea in order to get the perfect shot in front of the crisp white town houses that adorn the streets. All this before retreating to their AirBnb in Lewisham with a bottle of wine from Aldi. There’s certainly something about the grandeur of a terrace house in Chelsea that makes them so desirable. However, their price point always makes them utterly unattainable. That was until now, where all you need is a computer and a disk to make your lofty dreams come true. This build by YouTuber Cyberdoll actually contains three individual homes, featuring seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. Inside, the decor could have been lifted straight from Upstairs, Downstairs with porcelain-esque finishes and regal staircases adding Victorian class to the decor.


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