The greenhouse can only ever be built on the west side of your house. It's easy to see why this has been done - it's clearly a bad idea for Bethesda to start loading too many radical changes on top of a game engine that already falls apart if a mouse farts near your save file - but it does mean that you can't, for example, build three armouries if weapons are your thing.Despite the various architectural styles in the game, you have no control over the look of your dream house either, nor can you give it a name of your own.You may have already posted a witty comment about Skyrim Sims. Things kick off when a courier delivers a letter inviting you to purchase one of three plots of land in Hjaalmarch, Falkreath or The Pale.Visit the town in question, hand over 5000 gold to the Jarl's steward and you're ready to make like a dragon-shouting Sarah Beeny.It's all very functional, but means there's absolutely no way of personalising this house that you've supposedly built from scratch.Build everything on offer and your armoury will be no different to everyone elses.If it's the first then you've probably got no interest in Hearthfire, the new DLC that lets you build houses. There are benefits to Hearthfire and serious role players will no doubt appreciate the improvement your hand-crafted homes offer over the default houses already available for purchase in the towns and cities.There are no quests here, with no story and no definable ending. If, on the other hand, you've already started planning which of your weapons you want to display where, whether to store gems in the same chest as jewellery, and are actually looking forward to spending hours trying to wrangle floating items into display cases so they're positioned then Hearthfire is most definitely for you. It's just executed in a slightly fudged way that only ever makes it a partial success.
If you dabble in the arcane, you can add alchemy or enchanting rooms, or a library. While Hearthfire lets you customise your new home to a certain extent, you're forced to work within very strict parameters.This is what most players will be wanting to do, and I don't mind admitting that I've already spent more time than is healthy sorting through my groaning inventory chests, picking out the best stuff to display on mannequins and weapon racks.