Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Updated: Mina Kitchen - Contemporary Shaker-Style Kitchen for TS4





Kitchens are a pain to make. Although it appears as one object in the catalogue, it is multiple meshes combined that are needed to give you a functional kitchen. You then have to be meticulous in assuring they are all the right size and seamlessly join together, both the placement and the texture. I said after my last two custom kitchens it would be a while before I made another, and today is that day, over two years later, that i bring you my latest creation. I like to think I have learnt a lot in the time that has passed which made this process go a little faster then a snail's pace, but in honesty, it probably took about the same time. Regardless, I love this new kitchen. It is a more contemporary shaker style that works in both classic and modern designs. I am going to get a lot of use out of it, and maybe it will form the base for another kitchen in the near future like Shaker Kitchen formed the base of Lennox Kitchen. Depends on how I feel.

What you need to know:
  • Firstly, I changed the shader of the cabinets so grab my Default Replacement No Occluder Appliances package file to solve any shadow issues
  • The sink acts like any other countertop sink so you can match it with any counter. However, it was specifically designed for this kitchen so there is no guarantee it will work or look good with other counters out there
  • The counters/islands come in two countertop styles. YOU NEED THE WHITE MARBLE COUNTERS INGAME if you want to use the black countertop variant because of linked textures. 
  • I have repurposed the end cabinets and counters so I could have alternate standard cabinet/counter variants. Check pictures to view what the left and right variants look like. Enable manual placement mode to gain access to them (toggle or cog button)
  • The glass cabinets have slots to place clutter inside
  • The rangehoods are wall-mounted only
  • the backsplash was a last-minute idea to give a bit more choice for designs. Fully tileable and comes in most of my "look at me" tile variants because they are my favourite. 
Updates:
  • 06/11/2018 - Something kooky happened and bones got flipped on low lod Fridge mesh. Remade to fix issue and should hopefully replace original without manually needing to. Also fixed unedited backsplash description.
The Build/Buy items feature:
  • basegame compatibility
  • non-default
  • 20 meshes in total with between 6 and 39 colour/style options:
  • find items easily using phrase "Mina" in search bar (try this tutorial to easily find my sets)
  • style (found under "contemporary" tag) and colour filter compatible
  • custom thumbnails
  • Pricing  and polycount as follows:
    • Counters  ($215, 314/228/416/114/246/314/228/416/142/246 polys)
    • Islands  ($220, 430/344/532/258/288/719/675 polys)
    • Cabinets  ($135, 230/241/230/272/244/294/288 polys)
    • Low Fridge Nook  ($185, 261 polys)
    • Fridge Nook  ($186, 261 polys)
    • Backsplash  ($10, 12 polys)
    • Modern Farmhouse Sink  ($350, 853 polys)
    • Dishwasher  ($645, 686 polys)
    • Refrigerator  ($875, 734 polys)
    • Oven  ($2250, 1518 polys)*
    • Short, Medium, Tall Wall-mounted Rangehood  ($200/275/350, 286/322/342 polys)*
    • Barstool  ($65, 262 polys)
    • Upholstered Barstool  ($165, 1410 polys)*
    •  Short, Medium, Tall Farmhouse Pendant ($165/170/175, 824 polys)
*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 is mine, so feel free to browse through my downloads to find it. 
Now, there are 2 download links. One for a merged package, and another with all packages separate within a folder in an archive. 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.

Download (SimFileShare):

I have also uploaded the files individually below 

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

12 comments:

  1. "The glass cabinets have slots to place clutter inside" I didn't know I needed this, but I did! Looks great :)

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  2. Thank you, thank you!! (mwah mwah) This set looks pretty darn fabulous. Your fridge nooks are just the best and I especially appreciate finishing touches like the range hood and backsplash. It's getting to the point that I use your kitchen sets almost exclusively, so a new one is definitely exciting.

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  3. You create the most beautiful things. Thankyou so much.

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  4. What a gorgeous set! Thank you for being so meticulous about your art. <3

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  5. Thank you so much! This kitchen looks so beautiful ❤️

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  6. YAAAAAAAAASSSSSS thank you so much! it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. YES! Another kitchen! I love it!

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  8. Oh heck yea! Another kitchen!

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  9. Thank you!!!!! As always awesome!

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  10. I never comment on these but...wow. You have really outdone yourself this time.

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  11. Thank you for these; I am a Peacemaker CC freak! This set is, like all your others, perfection!

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