What Does Bulldoze Lot Mean in Sims 4?
The Sims 4 comes with a pre-set of worlds, towns, neighborhoods, and buildings. All houses and buildings in Sims are built on a lot. And a lot is actually just the space on which something is built in TS4. An available lot means that there is an empty and available space for a building, while a busy lot means that there is already a building on that lot. But what does bulldoze a lot mean in Sims 4?
Bulldozing a lot in Sims 4 means to completely erase everything on that lot. The action clears all built stuff on the lot, leaving it totally empty. You can then use this empty lot to build something new and unique from scratch. But if you bulldoze a lot in Sims 4, you won’t remove the lot itself.
If you aren’t sure what the last part means, then let me explain it a bit further.
In Sims 4, it’s not possible to remove a lot. There are no tools and mods that allow you to increase the size of the lot or change its shape. All lots are static and defined, so we can never change their numeric values.
However, we can do whatever we want on all lots. That’s why we bulldoze entire lots in Sims 4 and build new things on top of them. This allows us to create a new look for our neighborhood and the world or simply make room for our new home.
That said, let’s talk about how you can bulldoze a lot in Sims 4!
How Do You Bulldoze a Lot in Sims 4?
Bulldozing a lot in Sims 4 is actually very easy. Follow these instructional steps if you don’t know how to do it!
- 1 Step: Launch the Sims 4 game.
- 2 Step: Choose your world and enter the world view.
- 3 Step: Select the lot you want to bulldoze.
- 4 Step: Click on the “Build” button in the bottom right corner of your screen.
- 5 Step: Look for the “Bulldoze” icon in the top menu (it’s the second icon from the right).
- 6 Step: Choose “Bulldoze Lot” or “Bulldoze Terrain,” depending on what you want.
Now, if you’re doing this for the first time, you might not know what these two options actually do. And it might be confusing why they’re separated so. Let me explain.
If you choose to bulldoze the terrain only, then you’ll actually delete everything that’s on the ground on that lot. This includes grass or floor tiles and even hills and mountains. However, bulldozing a terrain won’t delete the trees or anything else from the lot! Why? Well, it’s because they aren’t coded as terrain tools. They’re actually outdoor plants.
But if you bulldoze the lot, it will delete everything on that lot except the terrain. So, this means that the house, the trees, and the other decorations will be bulldozed, but not the grass and the floor.
The purpose of these two options existing simultaneously in the game is to give you more freedom when bulldozing a lot. If you like how the lot looks but don’t like its terrain, then only bulldoze the top part and vice versa. But if you want to completely delete everything on the lot and start from scratch, then use both “Bulldoze Lot” and “Bulldoze Terrain.”
And that’s how you bulldoze a lot in Sims 4!
Please keep in mind that there is no going back when you bulldoze a lot in Sims 4! This is very important, and it’s a deal-breaker for many people. If you bulldoze a lot and save your progress, then you can never go back, and you can’t access the lot as it once was. You can certainly play around with it and not save your progress in the end. But once you do, that lot is bulldozed for good.
I hope I helped you with bulldozing in Sims 4!