| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

VIBRANT APARTMENT // The Sims 4: Speed Build

Hi everybody! It’s Kayla, and welcome back to another speed build in the Sims 4. What is wrong with me? I’m making so many build videos this week. I don’t know, I’m just feeling really inspired, so I built an apartment. I haven’t done an apartment in a super long time either, like I honestly, I don’t remember when I last built an apartment. Wait–did I just do one like last week? Or did I not post it? I know that I built one, but I don’t think I posted it on YouTube. I can’t remember. I was pre-recording, and I know that I built one but I don’t know if I ever ended up posting it, or if I scrapped it or not. Either way. I don’t think I’ve posted an apartment speed build in a while. If I have, I’m very sorry, I’m a liar. But I think it’s been a long time, and I wanted to do this one for my new let’s play in particular, which should be going up soon. Next couple days or so. It’s taking a very long time to get set up because I’m kind of– Hasty and I are both doing separate parts for this ’cause she’s doing a backstory machinima and I’m doing the actual gameplay, and so like I’m kind of waiting for her machinima to finish my stuff, and so it’s like a weird back and forth thing, so I don’t know when I can get it up by. It was supposed to be Tuesday, but like, here we are. And you know I get really stressed when things don’t go up in time, and so like I’m feeling very overwhelmed But hey! We have more speed builds now, so like, it’s a win, you know? Also, it’s storming right now, like pretty badly, so there’s really bad thunder. I don’t know if you can hear it, but like, hey, we love Florida, you know? Yesterday, I was streaming. I was playing Stardew Valley, as I do often times on Wednesdays on stream. And I’ve been live for like 45 minutes or so, and then all of a sudden, my power flickered and then my internet died. And so my PC shut off, and then my internet died, but I was in the middle of streaming, and so my stream just, like, cut off and the whole chat was like, “Uh… Kayla?” and I’m just sitting here like, “Oh my god, my PC! Oh, what am I gonna do?” And it was like a whole crisis, but like it only lasted like 5-10 minutes and then I came back and it was fine but um That happened. So if you were there yesterday, sorry about that. Also, Florida has really weird weather in the Summertime, like it storms every single day at like 3-4 o’clock in the afternoon for like 10 minutes, and then it gets super sunny, and then hotter than normal outside. And it’s like a really bad thunder storm for like 10 minutes, and then it’s just gone. And that’s every single day. And right now it’s 1 p.m. though, and it’s doing this, so like, she’s early, which is great. Thank you, Florida. *laughs* Also, sorry, unrelated to this, weather times, you know? Hey guys! Do you know that storms in Florida? That’s a funny meme. ‘Cause I have a lot of friends that are British, right? Shout-out to you guys. You people love to talk about the weather so much. So whenever it’s like snowing in the UK, or if it’s raining or whatever–if it’s sunny in the UK, like usually, like when it snows for the first time in the winter, or even snows ever because it doesn’t snow much there, or if it’s sunny for like the first time in a long time, they’re like, “Oh my god! It’s sunny in the UK!” and just everyone is talking about it, and it’s so funny, because like I’ll hear like eight times that it’s sunny in the UK and I’m like, “Guys. Did you know that it’s sunny in the UK? Because I’ve heard it eight times!” I think it’s so funny. So did you know that it’s raining in Florida right now? Do you hear this thunder? I don’t know how bad you can hear it, but it’s really, really loud, so I’m sorry about that. It’s like a fun game, though. Will my PC shut off? I don’t know, we’ll see. I mean, it probably won’t. Dear God, I really super hope not. That would be a disaster but yeah! So. *laughs* How was your day? I was gonna talk about how–you saw a second ago there–also, the storm, oh my god, it’s getting worse. I should not be recording this right now. The audio is gonna be so bad I’m so sorry. Actually, I don’t know if you can hear it. You can almost definitely hear it, though. And the rain. It’s raining–it’s like pouring. *singing* It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. No, I was gonna talk about how, like, a few minutes ago at this point now you saw me, like, go out of the household, and then put a sim in here and come back. It’s because I wanted to change the light colors, and you can’t do that in build mode. So I have a request. EA. Listen, I don’t ask you for much. Okay, this is, I think–maybe it’s not simple, I don’t know–but what I think is a very simple request. I don’t care about, like, some big pack you know I don’t care about the things these other people–like I’m not gonna say seasons, but seasons. I mean, I want that. Sure. But like I would prefer to be able to change the color and stuff of lights in build mode Because I don’t want to have to, like, come and put a sim in here and stuff. Because I like to build in the build mode from managed worlds because you have infinite money. You don’t see the numbers going down like you do in this version. I feel like it’s a little bit distracting, Now, I’ve pointed it out, I’m so sorry, but I prefer to not have to have a sim in the household when I build things and I don’t like having to go into game, and then like, change the light colors and stuff, because a lot of the lights have like really weird yellowy tones, or they’re too dim or whatever. I prefer to be able to just change my light colors how I please in build mode. So. If you’re willing to do that for me, EA, please, I love you, I’ve already sold you my soul. Can you just do this one thing for me? Thank you. That’s all I had to say. *laughs* Uh, anyway. I love this. “I’ve already sold you my soul.” I mean it’s not tr–it’s not wrong. I was gonna say, “It’s not true.” I’m not wrong. I did kind of sell my soul to EA. Look at who I am. I’m a simmer. My name–if you guys didn’t know this–I mean, like it sounds like a lie, I swear to god it’s not. My name is Kayla Sims. Like, my last name is Sims. I’ve told stories about this before because people never believe me, because I, like, play Sims for a living, and no one believes me that my name is Sims. But, like, it’s true. I was literally born to sim. I am The Sims, and therefore I, as The Sims, have this one small request. Thank you, good night. But like, my favorite story about this–it’s a pretty recent one too–but back in December I went to the UK to see some of my friends See, I’ve got British friends! What did I tell you? I was going to visit them, it was the first time going over there and I was waiting in line at customs I was alone, by the way, so I was very terrified. I was like sitting there in customs. I’m like freaking out ’cause like I’m a nervous little bean A little bean? What a gross thing I just said. I’m sorry. But I was really like anxious as per usual and stuff. I go up there, hand the guy my passport, and he was like, “What are you doing here?!” He wasn’t this aggressive, I’m sorry. He was like, “So what are you doing over here?” and I was like, “I’m going to see my some of my friends.” And he’s like, “How’d you meet them?” And I was like, oh yikes. “On the internet.” And he’s like, “Where on the internet?” And I had to explain it was on YouTube and then he’s like, “What do you do on YouTube?” and I was like, “Oh, we all make Sims videos.” *laughs* and then he was like, “So did you change your last name to Sims because you play The Sims?” and I was like, oh my god. I wish. I was just born this way. Huh, maybe it’s Maybelline. Maybe … maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline? Is that how the phrase goes? What am I saying? I don’t know, but that was one of funnier “being named Sims” stories. Also, no one ever believes me. Like people–like recently– I’ve told this story recently–because I feel like it just happened, but I was talking to someone at Twitch, and they wanted to send me some Twitch pants–which I’m actually wearing right now, by the way– They’re these–it’s just like Twitch pajama pants. You can buy them on Amazon on their merch store. It’s like glitch-logo Twitch pants. They’re very comfortable. They’re great. They were sending me them. So I had to give her my address and my full name so she can mail me the pants, you know? And I was like–I told her, “Kayla Sims,” and she didn’t believe me. She was like, “Right. Okay. Sure.” And I was like, “No, it’s real! It’s my name! That’s the mailing address you need!” Oh my god. But yeah, it’s a funny meme. But I understand that it seems very unbelievable, and plus like, um… One time, I gave my flight information to EA to go to Sims Camp a couple years ago So, like, I’m going to a Sims event, and I’m like, “Yeah, my name is Kayla Sims. I need my my plane ticket to say Kayla Sims.” Like it sounds so unbelievable, but I don’t know. That’s my name. So. Anyway! *laughs* People can vouch for me. I don’t know. Why am I telling this story again? I feel like I had no intention of telling this story in this video today But yeah–I built–oh! I never even explained the premise behind the apartment So in my new let’s play, one of the sims is going to live here for at least a little bit And she is a celebrity, so she has the Road of Fame Mod kind of stuff going on, and so she’s kind of a big deal living in this nice, little apartment–emphasis on the little– apartment in San Myshuno, and it’s like a vibrant, really colorful, kind of fun, like, apartment ’cause she’s supposed to be young, you know, like really cool, famous gal, and I picture that young famous people have really fun apartments. That’s the dream, right? So she lives here. I don’t know, I haven’t built things like this in a long time. I build a lot of, like, really beige random family homes. So this is kind of a fun, very-different-for-me sort of apartment. So she’s going to live here. That is the plan. But you guys, I think on that note, I’m getting close to the end of the video. I’m gonna go ahead and cut off right here. I’ve built a few things for this series. I also did a CAS of the sim, so I’ll link those things down below, and when the series gets posted, I’ll link that as well. I’ll, like, go in and edit it so you have that But make sure to leave a like and comment and subscribe and do all those fun YoTube things, and in case you guys didn’t know, I post new videos every single day, and so I will see you all tomorrow. Bye, everybody! *wii music* Shoutout to the weather for ruining my video. As I speak, a giant thunder–a giant thunder comes through. Again. I’m so sorry I usually would rerecord this, but I don’t really have time because I’m posting it today, so I’m cutting it real close to my upload time but, hey, you know what, it’s like a fun game, right?



May 5, 2018, 7:52 pm Reply

God I hate the Florida weather


May 5, 2018, 7:55 pm Reply

Is it just me or is the wii music at the end a little off?

Stephanie Millls

May 5, 2018, 8:05 pm Reply

todays my birthday and ive always wanted u to do another apartment build what a legend thanks kelly

Stacy Klug

May 5, 2018, 8:05 pm Reply

Great apartment! I didn't hear any thunder.


May 5, 2018, 8:27 pm Reply

Did kayak say nervous little bean was gross??


May 5, 2018, 8:27 pm Reply

was the wii music okay???


May 5, 2018, 8:28 pm Reply

Pro tip: If you currently have motion sickness and it's not going away, sims speed builds will not help you.

Anyway I love what you've done! Id play in that flat (If sims worked on my computer… haha cry)

Burn Shlissa

May 5, 2018, 8:29 pm Reply

I've been at your last 3 streams but you haven't noticed me so I leave

Kritanu Manokam

May 5, 2018, 8:46 pm Reply

It’s time to upgrade my sims apartment by using this. Thanks

A b i g a i l

May 5, 2018, 8:48 pm Reply

The yanny and laurel thing is just yanny played in one ear and laurel in the other

* ᴍᴀʏᴀ *

May 5, 2018, 8:48 pm Reply

I always only hear Yanny!

Nohelia Peaches

May 5, 2018, 8:49 pm Reply


local crybaby

May 5, 2018, 8:49 pm Reply

Everyone is like “laurel or yanny” and I hear both depending on the video..

Belle Sims

May 5, 2018, 8:50 pm Reply

The weather part about the UK is so true though ??

Bianca F.

May 5, 2018, 8:52 pm Reply

Now I can't not pay attention to the money ? thanks Kayak

Mya Agosto

May 5, 2018, 8:52 pm Reply

2:50 Did I see a cc rug? Kelly I think the rain is getting into your head…

Mya Agosto

May 5, 2018, 8:53 pm Reply

Laurel ftw ?

happyslothlove !

May 5, 2018, 8:56 pm Reply

Whoo! I'm early (ish ?) !! Love you Kayla! Love the build as always ?


May 5, 2018, 8:58 pm Reply

I love hearing rain in the bg


May 5, 2018, 9:01 pm Reply

I love your speed builds so much 😉

nola m

May 5, 2018, 9:08 pm Reply

Kelly Sims, The 14 year old who plays the Sims.


May 5, 2018, 9:11 pm Reply

We can’t hear the storm don’t worry. And it’s technically spring until June 21

World Full Of Sims

May 5, 2018, 9:13 pm Reply

I have a new video on my channel. Go check it out. It’s a sims city town buffet with lots of new food items from the birthday Update.

Mariana Quental

May 5, 2018, 9:17 pm Reply

what just happened to the wii music?? heeeeeeeell no, that's not how I like it. I was about to break some mirrors around the house but the music changed and I just shuted my mouth looking at the pc like: whAt juSt hApPeneD?!??

Kae Elo

May 5, 2018, 9:18 pm Reply

I miss the Susan stories!

Abby Hironimus

May 5, 2018, 9:19 pm Reply

What pack is the bed from?

Kitty Maqaroni

May 5, 2018, 9:26 pm Reply

I found a video explaining the "Yanny or Laurel" thing and it was original saying "Laurel" but depending on the sound frequency you hear different sounds. Lowering it by 30% you should have heard Yanny

A Cote

May 5, 2018, 9:36 pm Reply

Big fan (big fun) of this appointment, you should play with color more often.


May 5, 2018, 9:38 pm Reply

Congrats Florida! Here in Missouri it can be snowy one day and than like 90 degrees the next. Sorry I just want to rant for a second.

rylin ; loves yoongi

May 5, 2018, 9:56 pm Reply

Right as I heard the Wii music at the end, I thought aboout the remix ??


May 5, 2018, 10:01 pm Reply

When did you change your outro song Kayla?? I’m??? Confused????


May 5, 2018, 10:02 pm Reply

A: I still don't believe that you have Sims as your last name. Isn't this Ironic?!
B: Is this like the parent trap? Cause i'm living for that movie!
C: My new nickname for you is going to be Kentucky because why not. The old one was Kayak.


May 5, 2018, 10:10 pm Reply

I live in florida and our weather is bi polar its crazyyyyyyyy is hurricane season so

Hannah S

May 5, 2018, 10:16 pm Reply

It is now 6 and still raining out here in Florida

Caitlin Elizabeth

May 5, 2018, 10:20 pm Reply

I love how if Kayla doesnt like her build, she wont post it. thats what good you tubers do!

Joy Meadows

May 5, 2018, 10:26 pm Reply

6 people missed the like button

anna mckinstry

May 5, 2018, 10:33 pm Reply

Why does she think that everything she does is a meme?

adam Ofc

May 5, 2018, 11:04 pm Reply

We need a hotel pack


May 5, 2018, 11:06 pm Reply

This is awesome! I think you should start being more creative with your interiors, so they don't look always the same. Love your content, you're my favourite simmer/youtuber/variety streamer! And I'm 32, so not all your public is younger than you xD
Cheers from Chile!


May 5, 2018, 11:09 pm Reply

ikr…. the storm blew my trashcan over i was waiting to see if it would blow it back up. ????????


May 5, 2018, 11:14 pm Reply

How did a 14yr old get to change her last name to Sims? ???

lucy seaberg

May 5, 2018, 11:20 pm Reply

sSPOTTED: BUILD CC (a cc present???)


May 5, 2018, 11:32 pm Reply

Oh my god I also live in Florida and I can relate to the super weird Summer weather thing.

Legends Only

May 5, 2018, 11:33 pm Reply

so excited for this let's play!!!

Kitty Vamp

May 5, 2018, 11:55 pm Reply

When you make certain items smaller can you still use them? Or will your sim be like "???"

super games

May 5, 2018, 12:13 am Reply

How do you make a save file?

Sass Master

May 5, 2018, 12:18 am Reply

its been super stormy here in Pennsylvania too! its awful

A and A Pro Bro Studio

May 5, 2018, 12:29 am Reply

Do good at designing

Lainey Lee

May 5, 2018, 12:51 am Reply

Hey! You know it's storming in Florida?

Naomi Fitzgerald

May 5, 2018, 1:22 am Reply

I can't hear the storm at all in the audio. I love this build it's so cute!


May 5, 2018, 1:31 am Reply

I had a neighbor with the last name Mr. Dingman and he started his car fixing shop called Dingman's Collision Center (unironically next to one of the worst corners where people have accidents all the time).

Athena Rivero

May 5, 2018, 1:33 am Reply

I actually loved hearing the rain and soft thunder in the background, I'm raised in Florida so I find it pretty snazzy


May 5, 2018, 2:16 am Reply

It's just fate Kayla.
You were born to play the Sims.

Leen K

May 5, 2018, 3:14 am Reply

Who knows how to build a second floor on ps4??

Courtney Bundlie

May 5, 2018, 3:16 am Reply

I’m in the panhandle and the moment you mentioned the storm, ours here picked up lol


May 5, 2018, 3:24 am Reply

friends, I can confirm that Kayla's last name is actually Sims. I've been here for over 2 years almost 3 and she's said her last name was sims this whole time. Nobody would lie about something for that long. smh my head kids


May 5, 2018, 3:25 am Reply

We love a vibrant queen

Abby Quezada

May 5, 2018, 3:27 am Reply



May 5, 2018, 4:41 am Reply

Kayla I like the way you decorated with this style! You should do it more often 🙂 nothing wrong with the traditional houses tho

Rissa Untitled

May 5, 2018, 6:09 am Reply

Wait what her last name is Sims? Omg! That’s so cool!

sam o-o

May 5, 2018, 6:11 am Reply

Storming?! In Florida?!

Aleah Dodson

May 5, 2018, 6:26 am Reply

One celebrity’s house I would love to see is Damon albarn’s


May 5, 2018, 8:07 am Reply

Can't here the storm becuase you talk so fast and a lot..


May 5, 2018, 12:13 pm Reply

“hey everybody it’s kayla and welcome back to speedbuild [random day except sunday] i promise this ain’t becoming a thing!!!” [happens every speedbuild]


May 5, 2018, 12:46 pm Reply

its so stressful that the pauses were shortened in the mii channel song lol

messwiththenootnoot gettheshootshoot

May 5, 2018, 1:05 pm Reply

Kayla, I have an idea, bring your birth certificate around with you everywhere you go and if anyone questions your name, you just whip it out and shove it in their faces.? You think I’m joking….I’m not

Tazreen Tasnim

May 5, 2018, 1:11 pm Reply

When I first found out your last name is “Sims” I didn’t believe you either XD

The FishStix

May 5, 2018, 1:32 pm Reply

House of crates challenge?

PinkDevil Gaming

May 5, 2018, 2:04 pm Reply

You live in Florida me too!!!!

musical nerd

May 5, 2018, 3:09 pm Reply

Looks amazing, Kay keep up the good work!

Olivia Ridler

May 5, 2018, 5:15 pm Reply

I’ve been playing sims since I was 5/6 years old or below

Alejandra White

May 5, 2018, 6:11 pm Reply

You know that it isn't summer yet, right?


May 5, 2018, 11:59 pm Reply

can you please post a cc folder

Chantal L

May 5, 2018, 2:00 am Reply

love how the apartment looks very realistic!

Jaclyn S.

May 5, 2018, 3:32 am Reply

So funny hearing the rain talk.. I'm from Sarasota so as I was watching this my husband was listening like hey it rained here too she must not be far at all.. loved this build and how your brain works.. keep being you.


May 5, 2018, 4:05 am Reply

Georgia’s weather is almost the exact same in summer lol 🙂

Katrina April

May 5, 2018, 12:38 pm Reply

In which pack can you have apartment?

Lily Maniscalco

May 5, 2018, 6:35 pm Reply

Which building is this?

Sulu Simmer

May 5, 2018, 7:10 pm Reply

Yeah Kayla, did you know it is POURING IN TAMPA?

Madalyn Turner

May 5, 2018, 4:04 am Reply

I live in florida, born and raised, my b-day is in the summer and I hate the weather cause
I can never get a good day with no rain. Lol…. I'll be lucky if I do….

Aurora Grace

May 5, 2018, 12:40 pm Reply

Same I live in Miami and oh boy the the lightning and thunder is bad.

Kaley Marie

May 5, 2018, 11:47 am Reply

This is the first time I've actually watched a YouTuber who lives in Florida…

Thank you, I feel as if how inconsistent that Florida weather is is completely ignored because it's the sunshine state ?
During school, it goes from pouring rain, to bright sun, to drizzling, to pouring rain again, to hot.

All within 2 hours.

A Piot

May 5, 2018, 4:13 pm Reply

your talking about florida weather makes me really want to go back there.. went in the summer and the weather was just like you described it and for some reason i thought it was the best thing ever

Hecking Issy

May 5, 2018, 11:26 pm Reply



May 5, 2018, 8:48 am Reply

Sorry Kayla we got seasons whether ya like it or not

Seth Handstand

May 5, 2018, 1:11 pm Reply

4:17 best moments!

Saga Ekrem

May 5, 2018, 8:51 pm Reply

Anyone who knows how to make objects smaller on mac?

Regan Dill

May 5, 2018, 3:21 pm Reply

"I don't care about seasons"

like a week or two later seasons is announced


tin tin

May 5, 2018, 5:51 am Reply

More apartment plssssss


Jun 6, 2018, 10:00 am Reply

Living in the uk we have long spells of just grey, no rain or anything just grey clouds for like two and a half weeks at a time which actually makes things really depressing and then suddenly the sun comes out and it’s beautiful for a month so that’s why haha, it’s because we are so sad whenever we look at the sky during the grey spell that everyone turns into kids when the sun comes out


Jun 6, 2018, 5:36 pm Reply

You sound & laugh like one of my best friends and it makes me really happy.

Ella Hope

Jun 6, 2018, 5:20 pm Reply

That happens sometimes in Indiana

Jessica Thonn

Jun 6, 2018, 4:28 am Reply

Just starting back on sims. How do you move objects wherever you want? I have used the move objects cheat but I’ve noticed it doesn’t do what you’re doing in this video. To give a specific example, how you placed your tv in the living room. Thanks in advance !


Jun 6, 2018, 2:49 am Reply

Hey I have a question for you (or anyone who has the answer lol) how do you get that lighting in your game? Like the window lighting and the floor shine? Looks really cool!

raexie dots

Jun 6, 2018, 8:33 am Reply

Can someone pleease tell me how she moved the objects like around 5:20? And does that work with things like if you wanna put them on shelves?

Gen Knowles

Jul 7, 2018, 11:19 am Reply

Why is there a table in front of the door. Would it have been easier to put stools on the islands?!?!? (Love the purple bedroom though)

Cameron Ferland

Aug 8, 2018, 1:24 pm Reply

funny story my friend is super christian and one day before they ate dinner they were praying like usual and her mom said lets pray for the sims family(they just lost their dad in a car crash) and my friend burst out laughing because she forgot about the real sims family

Brooke Mockett

Aug 8, 2018, 6:02 pm Reply

I randomly click on this video in my recs while trying to calm down because of the giant storm happening right now and i was triggered shame on you Kelly

Guy katz

Sep 9, 2018, 10:18 pm Reply

I wish my last name was Sims tho

Igor Pereira de Souza

Nov 11, 2018, 1:45 am Reply


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