The purpose of this guide is to help you find settlement building goodies you may not know already existed. This covers retextures, themes (like prewar, postwar and Institute building), structural elements, decorative elements (clutter!) and whatever else I think is important enough to add. This guide will not offer full compatibility information but I'll add tips when I know it. Mod authors, feel free to PM DAmanding to get your mods included but note that I'm not going to add everything, particularly if your mod adds very little or I think another mod does it better. If I added every single mod out there it would take too long, so I'm just going for the best.  Also emphasizing less popular themes such as pre-war or Institute. Sorry, this guide is definitely going to be biased.

General rules of thumb for inclusion:

  • Structural building kits
  • Cluttered objects
  • Furniture
  • Re-textures that affect the above
  • A few useful tools

Not being included:
  • Mods I consider too buggy or lacking support (if needed)
  • Wall decor such as flags, posters, artwork. There's just too many and it's too subjective.
  • Mods that only add/change one or two items only
  • Insufficient popularity

See additional suggestions that didn't get included on the forum thread.

I've gotten really lazy about updating and adding mods to multiple sections when they apply. So if it's not prewar, vault, or institute themed just assume its postwar and I'm no longer updating the Postwar Themes list. So check the Structural and Clutter/Furniture section for items not listed elsewhere.

One mod is so unique and so groundbreaking, that I'm including it all on it's very own right here at the top.  This mod lets you have your settlers build their own homes, shops and more.
Kinggath's Sim Settlements


Prewar Themes
Aesfocus's Renovated Furniture  and Renovated Decorations 
Crimsomrider's Clean Prewar Workshop Workbenches
  • Use the replacer version of this mod if you want CREAtive Clutter's cluttered workbenches to have prewar textures.
Dgulat's Clean Buildings series 
Femshepping's Minimalist Homewares 
Friffy's Just Some Curtains and Rods
Friffy's Just Some Rugs

Hosza's Easy Homebuilder and Working Double Beds
Inawe's Remove Flat Ugly Trash 

ParcelStudioAndGames' Rebuild Modular Sanctuary Prewar and Postwar Build Set
Sarinia's CatDeco Floors and More
Scottyx2's Clean Diners 
Scottyx2's Clean Prewar Assets

Victorn2's Clean Settlements series
Vonykah's V's Scavver Art
  • The second mod in V's settlement decor collection. Paintings, sculptures, and more.
Vronykah's V's Stylish Decor
  • This straddles the line between pre-post war textures so I'll include it in both. They're mostly clean but not entirely. Since publishing this mod has added a LOT of stuff and really rivals Creative Clutter for sheer quantity of content! I highly recommend it.

Postwar Themes
5like's Thematic and Practical
  • Has a lot of great custom pieces for building.
Aesfocus's Renovated Furniture  and 
Renovated Decorations 
  • These mods also have post-war textures
Casputin's Create A Crate
Ceano's Repaired Furniture 
  • Still has postwar textures. Just fixes things like broken drawers etc.
Dikr's Beach Workshop
  • Beach themed furniture, decor, shop, guard stand
g2mXagent's G2M's Workshop
LupusYondergirl's Old World Plaids 

  • Includes Cozy Beds and lots of texture variations of most of the furniture
NaiRai's Scavvers Settlement Kit
  • Custom made furniture, decor and prefabs in a style similar to Thematic and Practical.
Nomadwarmachine's NWM's Playing House
Squallgriever's Workshop Decoration's Pack
Vonykah's V's Scavver Art
  • The second mod in V's settlement decor collection. Paintings, sculptures, and more.
Vronykah's V's Stylish Decor 
  • This straddles the line between pre-post war textures so I'll include it in both. They're mostly clean but not entirely. Since publishing this mod has added a LOT of stuff and really rivals Creative Clutter for sheer quantity of content! I highly recommend it.
Woodylicious's Woody's Wasteland Stuff
  • Has unique structural pieces, decor, and furniture
Yulliah's Yulliah's Home Improvements

Institute Themes
Ccmads' Settlement Objects Expansion Pack 
  • This mod has a lot of Institute themed structural components: Sign, walls, doors, etc.
Doobot's Craftable Institute Stations 
  • Institute themed workstations like armor, chem, weapons, food.
Sile's Modern Magazine Shelves  and Modern Bobblehead- Robot Stands 

Vault-Tec Themes
Aesfocus's Vault 88 Beds
Darthwayne's Build Your Own Vault 
NightSoDark's Modular Vault 88 Rooms
NightSoDark's Vault 88 Room Corner's Plus 
Sirbalin's Vault 88 - More Vault Rooms 


Structural Mods
5like's Thematic and Practical
  • Has a lot of great custom pieces for building.
Ad3do's  Snap'n Build is currently offline again  Is back up again in a new location.
Casputin's Create A Crate
Ccmads' Settlement Objects Expansion Pack 

  • This mod has a lot of Vault and Institute themed structural components.
Darthwayne's Build Your Own VaultSnappable Junk FencesImproved Shack Bridges 
  • Ethreon's Vanilla Extensions mod overlaps with the Snappable Junk Fences and Improved Shack Bridges I think, so pick one author.
DDProductions83's AIO Standalone 
  • Lots of unique structural stuff like a set of glass floors, walls, etc.; structural support pieces, castle build kit, tall walls/spacers, and more. Can also install standalone versions of most mods included in the AIO.
EsmereldaF's Colorful Commonwealth
  • An entire series of settlements mods with colorfully textured furniture, decor, and structural elements.
Ethreon's Bobs Iquana Diner (Diner build kit), 
Atom's Greatness (Church build kit)
Vanilla Extensions (misc).  Really you just need to look at Ethreon's entire mod list because he makes so much great stuff to build with.  I can't recommend it highly enough.
g2mXagent's G2M's Workshop
Moriartykain's Custom Concrete Walls with Window Glass and Custom Concrete Walls
NightSoDark's 
Modular Vault 88 Rooms

NightSoDark's Vault 88 Room Corner's Plus 
ParcelStudioAndGames' Rebuild Modular Sanctuary Prewar and Postwar Build Set
PurpleRadiation's Interior Buildings mods
  • Opens up closed buildings at several settlements and makes them useful. The Jamaica Plains mod will conflict with Rdunlap's Rebuilt Series if you use his AIO mod.
Rdunlap's Rebuilt Series Prewar Houses 
  • This mod rebuilds existing buildings at settlements.
  • Note of caution: The Gandalf Windows Repair and Cleaning Service module will cause problems with some window textures in game, most notably some of the walls in Goodneighbor will become see-through that aren't meant to be. If you use the AIO you can skip this option but not all of the standalone mods give you the option to use it without the Gandalf textures.
Robboten and kkthebeast's Snappy HouseKit
  • Building kits to make a variety of house styles.
Ryanfss's Warehouse Extension Set, Vanilla Barn Additions, and Nuka World's Shopper's Paradise
  • These mods contain many custom models you won't find in other mods.  Lots of choices.
Sirbalin's 
Vault 88 - More Vault Rooms 

StuykGaming's Bunker BuilderModular Housing 
Woodylicious's Woody's Wasteland Stuff
  • Has unique structural pieces, decor, and furniture


Clutter/Furniture/Decor Mods

Aesfocus's Renovated Furniture  and Renovated Decorations 
Akarnan's Invisible Furniture 
Cartman1975's Warehouse Shelves 
  • Some of his stuff is also included in Do It Yourshelf
Ceano's Repaired Furniture 
Crimsomrider's Clean Prewar Workshop Workbenches and Unique Furniture
Dikr's Beach Workshop
  • Beach themed furniture, decor, shop, guard stand
Dinozaurz Do It Yourshelf 
Elianora's Crafting Fury 9000 GTX 
Elianora's Craftable Flower Pots 
EsmereldaF's Colorful Commonwealth
  • An entire series of settlements mods with colorfully textured furniture, decor, and structural elements.
Evanpox's Modular Kitchen 
Fadingsignal's Compact Crafting Workbenches 
Femshepping's Minimalist Homewares 
Friffy's Just Some Curtains and Rods
Friffy's Just Some Rugs
FrogprincessQ4's Creative Gardens
  • Plants, structural elements, topiary, garden decor, etc.
Ghzfba's Passive Water Resources ,CROP- Create Your Own Planter 
Hosza's Easy Homebuilder and Working Double Beds
Kitcat81's Settlement Markers
  • Similar to Akarnan's Invisible Furniture linked above. They pair nicely together and don't overlap so you'll probably want both.
Lapdragon's Build All the Beds 
  • Includes child size, Vault-Tec, Institute and even Super Mutant beds.
LupusYondergirl's Old World Plaids 
Nomadwarmachine's NWM's Playing House
NaiRai's Scavvers Settlement Kit
  • Custom made furniture, decor and prefabs in a style similar to Thematic and Practical.
Madunit's Madkea
  • Furniture, decor, planters. Also has an in world location showroom.
Mcface's OCDecorator 
MsRae's Ms.Rae's Horticulture 
MunkySpunk's Unicorn Farts and Godrays Stained Glass Workshop Mod
  • This mod has a HUGE number of custom designed lamps, building parts, furniture, and more in a variety of stained glass textures. It's gorgeous and you need it in your life.
Rainrtw's Laundry Day 
  • Technically lets you do laundry to change dirty to clean variants of clothing but I use it for great laundry room decor.
SancusEDM's TTP's Settlement Objects
  • Lots of custom furniture, clutter, and structural items.
Sarinia's CatDeco Floors and More, Grounded
Scottyx2's Clean Prewar Assets
Secretagent99's Functional Displays 
Steve40 and Flipdeezy's CWSS Redux 2 
  • Functional bathtubs, showers, toilets and sinks oh my!
Steve40's Better Cooking Stations
Squallgriever's Workshop Decoration's Pack
Vonykah's V's Scavver Art
  • The second mod in V's settlement decor collection. Paintings, sculptures, and more.
Vronykah's  V's Stylish Decor 
  • This straddles the line between pre-post war textures so I'll include it in both. They're mostly clean but not entirely.  Since publishing this mod has added a LOT of stuff and really rivals Creative Clutter for sheer quantity of content! I highly recommend it.
Woodylicious's Woody's Wasteland Stuff
  • Has unique structural pieces, decor, and furniture
Xnjguy's Filled Mods All-In-One 
  • Includes filled weapon displays (perfect companion to Lazy Furniture from CREAtive Clutter), filled diner and buffet counters, various filled shelves, etc.
Yulliah's Yulliah's Home Improvements

Redecorated/Filled Brahmin Trough mods
Fadingsignal's Real Troughs - New Brahmin Feeders 
Heirflick's Brahmin and Trade Caravan Post Feed 
Temazatl's Cattle Feeders Immersively Filled 

Decorated Vendor Stall Mods
Crimsomrider's Immersive Market Stores
Kellogsfrostedflakes Better Vendor Stalls
Mmdestiny's Stocked Vendor Counter Display Cases 
Xgf's Immersive Vendors 


Signs and Posters
ChuckYufarley's Not Your Average Neon
  • OK, so I had to make a second exception and entire category to this article because the neon signs available in this mod are just way too good to pass up.  They are pretty clean, not really postwar themed, but they're so good even the postwar fans will want them anyway.
Gruffyyd's 
Gruffyyd's Signs and Posters
  • This is the one exception I'm making to the no wall decor rule because it's just such a well done, extensive, and unique mod.

Everything and the Kitchen Sink
These are huge mods with many hundreds of items.
Ccmads's Settlement Objects Expansion Pack
  • The benefit to this mod is that it uses script injection and a custom menu.
Davethfc's CVC's Dead Wasteland
  • This is a new mod with many hundreds of items, mostly post war themed.  The author has stated in comments that they intentionally tried to overlap as little as possible with the other major decor mods. This mod is no longer available on Nexus but is still available for xbox users only here.
Novacoru's Homemaker 

  • This mod no longer requires SKE and uses a script injected menu so it should be compatible with just about everything.
TroyIrving's Settlement Supplies Expanded 
  • This mod has significant overlap with Homemaker, it's probably best to pick one or the other. The good news is Ethreon has been added as a mod author and has fixed bugs and taken on the support role.

Retextures
83willow's Delightful Ivy 
bLaCkShAd0w's Evil Institute HD 
A dark theme for the Institute. Because this is a texture replacer, it *should* retexture the Institute versions of Lazy Furniture in CREAtive Clutter appropriately.
DrBrandt's HD Retexture Pack - Miscellaneous Props 
EmissaryofWind's EoW Pre-War Books Retexture 
  • This has classic book cover designs.
Vronykah's V's Book Retexture
  • This is an abstract pattern retexture for the books
Inawe's Remove Flat Ugly Trash 

Scottyx2's Clean Diners 
StuykGaming's Patch Job Fill Those Holes 

Brahmin Retexture mods

Ceano's Brahmin 
Cerb's Brohmin 
Uruchat's Healthier Brahmin 
  • This is an exception to my not listing mods that don't add much because these fix the seriously ugly brahmin. I prefer the Healthier Brahmin version by Uruchat.

Useful Tools
1000101's Annex the Commonwealth
  • Another settlement extending mod that is safe to use with a different mechanic than the All Settlements Extended listed below.
Cancerous1's Fallout 76 C.A.M.P.
  • Portable workbench for building settlements anywhere. I recommend this versus Campfire which is essentially abandoned and buggy but if you want settlers you may need Campfire anyway.
CDante's Transfer Settlements
  • This revolutionary mod lets you save your settlement design to upload as a mod on the Nexus or between save games.  Now your hard settlement building work won't be lost!
DDProductions83's Increased Build Limit Enhanced 4k

  • Clutter will eat up a lot of your settlement budget. This mod is the safest, cleanest way to increase your settlement budget.
Dukemordred's All In One Settlement Solution 
  • I just had to include this even though it's somewhat outside the scope of my own rules for mod inclusion. Basically this is the lazy person's cheat for settlement needs. I stick it up until I'm ready to actually work on building up a settlement. Adds virtual beds, defense, food, water, and happiness.
Jenncave's Clean and Simple Series
  • This series cleans up all the junk, trash, leaf piles, etc. at all of the settlements. This series is safe to use.  However if you try using it with the city blueprints included in Rise of the Commonwealth for Sim Settlements you'll have some oddities as Jenncave removes some of the items that the city blueprints were designed to work with/around.
Korodic and Dovahklon's Multiple Floors Sandboxing

Neeher's All Settlements Extended
  • This is the only settlement extension mod that is safe to use to avoid problems of settlement boundary overlap, settler AI issues, and other problems common to other settlement extension mods. It is also fully compatible with Sim Settlements.
Shadowslasher410's Scrap Everything 

  • This is a currently supported and technically superior scrapping mod. I recommend this over Spring Cleaning. Put it last in your load order.
Sharlikran's Settlement Keywords Expanded 
  • If you HAVE to use some version of settlement keywords, this version has the best support.
  • Note of caution: Using this means compatibility issues with a LOT of the other mods in this guide that are not designed to use this system.
Struckur's Clipboard
  • Save patterns of what you build in a settlement for duplicating the build elsewhere.
TheLich's Place Everywhere (requires F4SE) 

Wenderer's Auto Doors 

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10 comments

  1. KlashUsKlae
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    One you might check out and consider adding to this list: CWSS Redux v2 - Craftable Working Showers Sinks Baths Toilets Urinals Kitchens etc...just started using this mod and it really is the s**t! *Had to order Piper out of the shower or she would have been all day in it! :/ and saw Phyllis @Egret nekkid in the tub, Yikes!
    Using this along with Settlement markers and HZS easy homebuilder= settlements are busy and happy.
    Thanks for the list, there's a few I don't have that I might have to check out.
    1. damanding
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      CWSS has been on the list since it came out. It is indeed a great mod.
    2. KlashUsKlae
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      Oops! sorry my bad...I scanned the list several times but did not see it, until I realized you listed them alphabetically by authors name...then I saw it...getting old here and eyes are failing me :(
  2. amber1019
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    CVC's Dead Wasteland is no longer on the Nexus.
    https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/28463
    Located under "Everything and the Kitchen Sink".
    Not sure if you want to edit it out due to it not being around anymore, or leave it in case it gets reposted. But I just thought you should know.
    1. damanding
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      Thanks for letting me know, I've added a new note and link for xbox users.
  3. 0nelazyBattlemaga
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    This is an awesome page to assist building my new game, thanks. I bookmarked it. Great resource page.
  4. 4estGimp
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    Great Collection. I did stumble upon a bad link though. Kellogsfrostedflakes Better Vendor Stalls - this goes to Cattle Feeders Immersively Filled.
    edit - Have you tried Build High?
  5. MylindaGrim
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    Thanks for this! You actually had a few really cool mods on here that had managed to slip by me, no idea how that happened.
  6. Ablaze666
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    Thanks for all the links and descriptions. Some mods were completely new to me.
    1. damanding
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      Glad you enjoyed it! I'll be updating it soon with a few more.
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