Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Lennox Kitchen And Dining Set










As a celebration of my birthday, which I wanted to actually enjoy it this year, I decided to make something specifically to mark the occasion. I also decided to keep it a secret since I couldn't enjoy the surprise myself, others could in my place. So what ended up being an idea morphed into another kitchen, but I wanted something clean and simple, and this is the result. Some may call it dull, or boring, but I am not a flashy person and I find clean lines very appealing.
What you need to know: 

  • I changed the shader of the cabinets so the light up better, however this leads to some weird shadowing from occluders of appliances. Be sure to grav the No Occluders default replacement file at the bottom to stop that happening
  • This also compliments my Shaker Kitchen pretty well (especially the appliances, so be sure to pick those up)
  • For the kitchen, I did away with the left and right cabinet designs and turned them into glass versions of the standard and short cabinets which are more usable
  • I made open cabinets so you can display some kitchen clutter. Place the open cabinets with 1/4 tile movement turned on by Pressing F5
  • I have also separated the set into two; dining and kitchen. The archive would just be too big by itself. There is 128MB of content in total, so I hope you all enjoy this present as much as me :)
Updates: 

  • 13/12/2017: updated for the 12/12/17 patch that broke some surfaces as well as fix for shadow lods of open cabinets
  • 10/12/2017: Updated for C+D patch
  • 21/01/2017: With the toddler patch breaking a few things, I have taken the opportunity and gone through and updated my sets to fix issues and generally improve on some things. Here, I have updated all counter with new tags for toddler interaction, as well as remove the buff from the sink when I used a career reward. I have also tagged and fixed the dining chairs for toddlers and added slots to the top of the open cabinets so it can be used as a buffet.
  • 19/07/2016: I have made the chairs and tables to be compatible with dine out and also fixed the issue where the three pieces of open shelving could not be adjusted all the way to the floor. You can download individual files at the bottom of this post.
The Build/Buy items feature:
  • basegame compatibility
  • non-default
  • 41 meshes in total with between 1 and 60 colour/style options:
  • find items easily using phrase "Lennox" in search bar (try this tutorial to easily find my sets)
  • style (found under "modern") and colour filter compatible
  • custom thumbnails
  • Style tool compatible
  • Pricing  and polycount as follows*:
    Kitchen:
    - Solid/Wood Kitchen counters ($311/$312, S=89, L=138, R=138, OC=171, IC=117 )
    - Solid/Wood Kitchen islands ($311/$312, S=107, L=158, R=158, OC=82, IC=192, OCC=186, ICC=432)- Solid/Wood bar ($987/$988, 2102 polys)
    - Kitchen Cabinets ($230, S=66, P=206, H=52, OC=316, IC=368, R=147, L=470)
    - Low/High Refrigerator Nook ($225/$226, 96 polys)
    - Centre, Left, Right open cabinets (218/217/217, 150/126/126 polys)
    - Sink ($204, 306 polys)
    - Low, Medium, and High Rangehood ($185/$235/$330, 322/330/338 polys) 
    - Bilba Barstool ($150, 630 polys)
    - Secto Pendant in Low, Medium, and High Lengths ($181/$182/$183, 878 polys)***
    - Stacked Plates ($35, 258 polys)
    - Mug ($10, 208 polys)
    - Tumbler Glass ($12, 62 polys)
    - Martini Glass ($13, 112 polys)
    Dining:
    - 4 seat dining table ($300, 422 polys)
    - 6 seat dining table ($475, 582 polys)
    - 8 seat dining table ($1125, 678 polys)
    - Bilba dining chair ($120, 582 polys)
    - Bilba console table ($885, 502 polys)
    - Starburst clock ($455, 574 polys)
    - Secto Wide pendant in Low, Medium, and High lengths ($226/$227/$228, 878 polys)***
    - Leafy Love ($78, 320 polys)
    - Cast Iron Leaves ($142, 532 polys)
    - Magnolia Blossoms ($312, 893 polys)***
    - Faceted Shark ($412, 186 polys)
    - Crackle Vase ($53, 128 polys)
    - Crackle Jug ($52, 282 polys)
    - Crackle Bowl ($51, 206 polys)
    - Isle of Dreams ($90, 56 polys)
*S=standard cabinet, L=left-end, R=Right-end, H=half cabinet, IC=Inner Corner, OC=Outer Corner, P=Pantry, ICC=Inner Corner Curve, OCC=Outer Corner Curve

***This content is considered high poly so use in moderation, or if you don't think your computer can handle it, best to take these items out.


CC credits:
  • All custom content, apart from the floors used (find here) and the curtain recolours in kitchen 4 (found here) is all mine, so feel free to browse through my downloads to find it. 
Now, there are 4 download links. 2 for the kitchen and 2 for the dining in either merged or separated formats. To install, extract the archive using WINZip/WinRAR/7Zip/Unarchiver and place the folder or package files in your mods folder, then look for them in your game. If you are having issues check out my Installing Content help page.

Lennox Kitchen (SimFileShare):

Lennox Dining (SimFileShare):

No Occluder Appliances (DR):

I have also uploaded the files individually below 

Download Individual Items:
OneDrive


My content will always be free, but if you are so inclined and able, you can show your support and buy me a coffee

52 comments:

  1. WOW!!! It's amazing! I really love your work, it looks so good in the game :-) Thank you for all your impressive work!!

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  2. This is one of the most beautiful sets I've seen so far! Good job!

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  3. Hi! Thanks a lot for this! And thanks for breaking the tradition and giving us a present instead of the other way round. Happy (belated?) birthday!!!!

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  4. It's amazing! But where can I find the cristal windows cabinets? The little ones you combine in the pictures o_O
    I love that composition but I can't find it in the game :(

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    1. Hi! So in ordern to use all the cabinets in TS4, you need to turn off auto placement. When you go to the kitchen room section of buy mode, there is a button at the bottom right of the icon section. Make sure it is listed as off. If not, click it once. Then got to the cabinets, click on the swatches, then the colours will show up along with a little cabinet layout diagram where you can select the other pieces. The additional glass cabinets replace the left and right end cabinets in the diagram :)

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  5. beautiful. love the simplicity. have a magical year.

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  6. OMG THIS IS AWESOME 21 MUGS AND PLATES I LOVE U

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  7. Thanks you and birthday :-D

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  8. Another absolute stunner. Hope you had a great birthday-- thanks for the reverse bday gift!

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  9. Wow, another gorgeous set! And Happy belated Birthday!

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  10. Amazing once again. Thanks and Happy Birthday

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  11. Everything you design is so gorgeous!! I try to use other objects when I build my houses but I just CAN'T. Yours are the best :)

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  12. Everything you make is of absolute quality! Upscale you heard me? I am in awe of your ability and talent to create such gorgeousness for the simming community! Thank you XOXO

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  13. no me aparecen dentro del juego :( esta bien instalado, pero no veo el contenido, aun teniendo activada la casilla en opciones dentro del juego

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    1. your game needs to be fully up to date for my content to work. It is basegame compatible and works in many game so it would be a problem with your setup. I advise you checking out the link at the top of my page to guide you through installing content and the requirements that need to be met for my content to work.

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  14. Happy birthday! Big thanks for your CC, its super great eventhough the size iss a bit .-. But its still amazing

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    1. thanks. Unfortunately with TS4 having no CAS, i like lots of styles to make up for it and that results in a larger package. No way you can have lots of choices without an increased package size. Though saying that i take comfort in knowing my sets are generally smaller then the average TS4 patch ;)

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  15. This is so incredibly amazing!

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  16. This is a beautiful set, but I'm having a problem :( I'm seeing the counters, island and barstools but the only option I'm seeing for the upper cabinets is the fridge nook :(

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    1. that is an odd bug for sure. I am going to suggest you try this tutorial I wrote here so you are just looking at the lennox items not ixed in with anything and just check to make sure its not the only item missing. If it is, perhap try re-downloading? or try checking your mod folder setup is correct. Sometimes files corrupt when dl'ing and sometimes a computer's setup can affect the way cc shows up. Its annoying and hard to pinpoint the cause :/

      the tutorial is here:
      http://peacemaker-ic.tumblr.com/post/142500417519/so-i-thought-i-would-share-this-as-it-came-to-my

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    2. Hi Simsational, I've figured it out. My game just needed to repair and update, my bad!

      Again it's an absolutely gorgeous set, thank you so much, it's stunning! :)

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    3. good to know it was a quick fix for you :)

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  17. In the 3rd example image I see a window that I'm quite certain is not a maxis build. But I can't find it on your blog anywhere unless it's not from here. Please help me find it. I've been looking for windows like this since the base game was released.

    PS. I loove your designs <3 they're beautiful and functional and makes the game a lot more fun when you dont actually like to play the game, rather than building houses and making sims

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    1. it is actually the 2 way mirror window from GTW that i used. Little bit of trickery as I wanted a window that size for the scene. So not really usuable on a house, and was just done for the image.

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    2. Well that's just sad for me. Maybe I should learn how to make some myself then :) Thank you though

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  18. Hi,where I can find the update or do I have to download it again!

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    1. the updated files have replaced the older files, so you have to redownload. If you have the separated version, you can just download the 3 tables and the open shelving individually if you want.

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  19. hey, I'm unable to see the layout diagram that you need to select the different counter top types. It's just off my screen as the colour swatch takes up all the room.
    Is there a way for me to select the kitchen counter types (end middles, corner etc) without the diagram?

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    1. This is something that is an issue based on a person's screen resolution which I didn't predict happening. Poor choice on the part of EA, but there are a few ways you can get access. Firstly, utilise the filtering options on the right. Filter for cc first (under content) and see if that moves the counters over enough in the catalogue to get access. Then try style (filter for modern). Also try searching the set on the right. If you have s4s installed, you could also change the value of the objects to move their position in the catalog. One of those methods should work for you.

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  20. Amazing work! Just one question, where did you get the coffee maker and blinds cc in the third kitchen?

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    1. the coffee makes is actually by Maxis, I think it may have came with Get together. The blinds are from my shaker kitchen set which i also made addons for and can be found in my downloads section:
      http://simsationaldesigns.blogspot.com.au/search/label/TS4%20Custom%20Objects

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  21. Hi, thank you for all your beautiful creations!

    I can't manage to place the opened cabinets to the same height of the closed ones. Even with MoveObjects cheat on, they are always a little bit to low or high. How can I solve this?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi! When in build mode press F5. This turns one quarter tile placement (default is half tile). That will make placing the cabinets, as well as all other items easier ingame :)

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    2. I didn't knew that! You are a genius. Thank you :)

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  22. Amazing work! Thank you so much <3

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  23. Very nice! Question, what is the stove in the picture? Where can I get it.

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    1. The stove is from my Shaker Kitchen set which you can find on this blog :)

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  24. Hi. I was recoloring your kitchen set for my own use, but I couldn't find the glass cabinets in Sims Studio to be able to recolor them. I could recolor the regular cabinets, but I couldn't find the glass cabinets to recolor them. I was able to recolor the kitchen set except the glass cabinets. Can you tell me how to find them in Sims Studio so I can recolor them please? Thanks

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    1. You need to go to the mesh tab of S4S. From there change the model and scroll to the glass cabinets. There you can get the texture needed to recolour it. You need to change the mesh in order to get the option to import the new textures which most people are unaware of. Hopefully that helps you :)

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  25. Wow i really love your CC thank you for all what you are doing for us....im happy to have you in our community ♥

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  26. Love all your stuff! Thanks for all your hard work. I just re-downloaded this set too. Just a question, ever thought of doing a small appliance set to go along with your kitchens? I would love a microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine etc that match.

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    1. Sorry, but i am quite happy with the EA designs which i use so I have no use for custom ones.

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  27. Just wanted to let you know that with the latest Sims 4 update (12/11/17), all custom counters and tables are not working. When placed I get a "script error." Is there something I need to do on my end to correct that, or does that require another update from the creators of the content? Thanks.

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    1. If you haven;t redownloaded then do so, everything has been updated up to the 121217 patch.

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  28. Thank you for updating these so quickly. In spite of the frustration it brings you, your diligence is greatly appreciated! :)

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  29. Thank you for updating your fabulous creations! I love using them in my homes. :) I re-downloaded, and so far, everything is running smoothly. :)

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