The new Sims 4 Snowy Escape expansion pack has a lot of things to love about it. Even the whole getting lost before you even start going on your Mt. Komorebi hike is bearable (because views!).
The build/buy items that came with the pack are beautiful. From the shelf that can serve as a little bath caddy (while the tub stays functional) and much more. A full overview of all of these wonderful things will follow in the coming days, but for now, there’s a specific object from this pack we’d like to focus on.
One of the best things, (okay, best in buy mode, there are a lot of awesome things about this pack) is the new counters that came with the pack. Aside from being neutral and compatible with most build styles, it also has cute little shelves beneath them.
These counters have been quite a lot of attention on various Sims forums and communities around the internet. And look, we know, we might be easy to please, but it’s the little things in (simulation) life that make all the difference.
Snowy Escape kitchen counters with usable shelves
The best part about the new counters is that the shelves aren’t just there for aesthetics, you can use them to place objects on. We tested this with moveobjects on and off and objects snapped to the slots here both times.
For clutter-lovers, it’s absolute heaven. We didn’t count exactly, but there must be at least ten slots to bundle all your kitchen stuff into.
Sims can also interact with objects placed on these shelves (we’re assuming as long they can be reached and the objects fit into the shelves correctly – more testing to follow).
In our testing, we used a kava bowl and some books and the Testing Sim (not the Sim seen in the video below) had no problems grabbing these and using them.
In our second play test, we plonked a few more items down on the kitchen counter shelves. And we are delighted to inform you, dear reader, that not a single exasperated wave indicating inaccessibility was seen from the Sim in question.
Here is a quick video demonstrating the usability of the objects placed on the Snowy Escape kitchen counter shelves.
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Antoinette is a recovering journalist, having written for Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, Daily Maverick and others. She has won multiple SAB Journalist of the Year awards, across a variety of categories. She thinks it’s strange writing about herself in the third person, unless she’s playing as herself in The Sims…which she’s been doing for over 20 years.