The comfort and tranquil of tiny homes comes to The Sims 4: Tiny Living with brand new space saving ideas for your Sims.
In the Sims 4, space has always been something of a premium and the new Stuff Pack addresses all your small build concerns.
As well as great new space-saving items, there is a brand new residential lot type that adds a whole new dimension to Sims 4’s gameplay.
With Tiny Living, a lot type can be changed in the usual way to a “Tiny Home Residential.”
This will convert the current lot type to a tile limited home that encourages you to maximize the available space of a property.
There are three tiers of a Tiny Home Residential.
A Micro Home of 32 tiles, a Tiny Home of 64 tiles and a Small Home of 100 tiles.
When starting a Tiny Home Residential, foundations, decks and basements also contribute to the total tile count.
Each Tier contributes different buffs to the lot with the most buffs being applied to the smallest of homes.
Lighten The Load – Using less space means using less energy which means lower bills.
Let’s All Get Along – All Relationship gains are doubled.
Let It Grow – Plants grow twice as fast as normal.
Feelin’ Fine All The Time – Happy, Inspired, and Focused buffs last twice as long.
You Got The Touch – Skills increase at double the standard rate.
Cozy Comforts – Relax! Everything is twice as comfortable as it is generally.
NOTE: With each Tier, some buffs are removed as the lot gets larger.
Along with the new lot type, there are also a variety of space-saving items to compliment your Sims’ tiny homes.
One returning and highly requested item is the Murphy Bed, the classic bed-in-the-wall made famous in movies of the past.
As well as being able to save space, the Murphy Bed also converts to a handy sofa when closed.
Beware though, as with almost everything in the game, Murphy Beds can be hazardous to a Sim’s health.
Another excellent item that has taken a while to appear in-game is a 3-in-1 TV, stereo and bookcase.
There are two variations of this item available with a large TV and a smaller TV.
Some 1×1 tile desks and dressers have also been added to the game as well as shelving, decorative items and surfaces.
As usual, an accompanying patch was released to prepare the game for Tiny Living and the patch has added some very useful features to the Sims 4.
TVs can now be placed on accent tables allowing for some space-saving freedom when designing a new home.
Bookends now have the same features as bookcases, allowing Sims to purchase and read books directly from them.
However, a rather useful and long-requested feature has been added.
Beds can now finally be upgraded.
Upgrades to beds include Massage Controls and Matress Firmness.
Massage upgrades will increase the energy gain for the bed, while Mattress Firmness will add a Happy Moodlet upon waking.
Although this latest Sims 4 Stuff Pack isn’t huge, it does add a whole dimension to Sims 4 gameplay.
By limiting the number of tiles available, the game forces you to really think about the usage of the space available.
This not only works great for building the smaller homes but extends to being mindful of space when designing larger lots.
NOTE: The Sims 4 base game and the latest Sims 4 update is required to play The Sims 4: Tiny Living.
New lot types coupled with space-saving items and some very useful new features make The Sims 4: Tiny Living an essential Stuff Pack for your collection.
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