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How To Make A Sims 3 Greenhouse

Updated on December 31, 2012

Would you like to make your very own greenhouse in the Sims 3, using the build / buy pieces from The Stone's Throw Greenhouse set? Just follow the step by step directions below, and your sims will be growing excellent quality plants in no time!

Laying out the floor plan of your sims 3 greenhouse.
Laying out the floor plan of your sims 3 greenhouse.

Sketch out your greenhouse using the wall tool. You can make greenhouses in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from little gazebo greenhouses to sprawling green-mansion greenhouses. Be aware that you might have to tweak the floor plan as your greenhouse grows, because the roof pieces are rather large and demand certain dimensions.

Adding the flat roof that the greenhouse roof pieces will sit on.
Adding the flat roof that the greenhouse roof pieces will sit on.

Add a flat roof. This is the most important part of the greenhouse building process - and the least obvious. The 'greenhouse roof pieces' aren't actually roofs, they're just decorations. So you need a flat roof to put them on. Don't worry about how ugly it looks, it will disappear later when you place your greenhouse pieces.

Covering the walls to make your greenhouse appealing to your sims.
Covering the walls to make your greenhouse appealing to your sims.

Add wall coverings! You need to cover your walls inside and out, otherwise your sims will get the 'unfinished room' moodlet whenever they go into the greenhouse.

Placing the greenhouse roof pieces!
Placing the greenhouse roof pieces!

Now it is time to start adding the greenhouse roof. You will find all the pieces you need in the 'Buy' menu, in the 'Decor' -> 'Roof Decorations' section. There are four different types of greenhouse roof to play with, end pieces, center sections, sides and a connector piece. Play with these to create your dream greenhouse. You might have to adjust your floor plan at this stage if you find that things don't quite fit how you would like them to.

Aerial view of sims 3 greenhouse, showing how the roof becomes clear to allow the player to see in to the greenhouse.
Aerial view of sims 3 greenhouse, showing how the roof becomes clear to allow the player to see in to the greenhouse.

Note the way you can now see right through the roof. When you have your Greenhouse 'roof decorations' placed correctly, the flat roof underneath disappears to allow light in. It will not allow snow or rain or cold inside though, keeping your plants nice and safe during the winter / fall seasons and stopping them from going dormant.

Placing and re-coloring greenhouse windows.
Placing and re-coloring greenhouse windows.

Now it is time to begin adding windows. You can use any sort of full length window you like to create your greenhouse. Note too, that if you don't want your greenhouse to have the black borders, all the greenhouse pieces are recolorable.

The finished product, a Sims 3 greenhouse ready to grow plants!
The finished product, a Sims 3 greenhouse ready to grow plants!

A finished greenhouse, now ready for plants to be planted inside. Note that your sims will not be able to plant on the grass inside the greenhouse, because the game thinks that this is an indoor space. You can, however, use the planters that came with the set (and which can be found in the 'decor' - 'plants' section of the buy menus.)

You can also use the 'moveObjects on' cheat to allow your sims to plant trees and other plants inside the greenhouse, but make sure to turn it off once you are done planting.

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