[Top 20] Fallout 4 Best Building Mods That Make Things Fun

Best building mods for the most fun.

20. Unlimited Settlement Objects By Spyder638

Settlement building is Fallout 4's best and most unique contribution to the Fallout franchise. The in-game building mechanics allow players to customize over one-third of the locations on the map. However, as great as the vanilla building mechanics are, some modders have found ways to make them better. Here are 20 of the best building mods to take your settlements to the next level. 

We start our list with Unlimited Settlement Objects by Spyder638. This mod removes the limit on how many items the player can place in one settlement. It does this by setting the number of objects back to zero in the game's memory, no matter how many objects you use. This allows you to place as many objects as your hardware will permit. 

This mod was created in 2015 and was revolutionary in its time. There are, however, a few mods that do the same thing. That being said, Unlimited Settlement Objects is a great option to expand the number of objects while building and the best choice if you have an older, unpatched version of the game. 

Fun Factor 70/100 

Get This Mod Here: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/132?tab=images


19. Workshop Rearrange By D81

Workshop Rearrange by D81 is a comprehensive workshop overhaul. This mod has been a fan favorite since its release in 2016. It received its last update in 2018. It is available for download on both Xbox and Pc. 

This mod adds thousands of new items to your settlement menu. It also reduces the weight of all components to 0.1. This allows you to build and scrap as much as you like without becoming weighed down. With this mod, you will now be able to sink certain items into the ground and build pillars, support beams, and crossbeams for your buildings. 

 Fun Factor 71/100

 Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/16181?tab=images


18. Creative Clutter By Creative Crew

Creative Clutter is one of many mods made by the Creative Crew. This mod is a must-have for anyone who wants to spruce up their settlements with brand-new, lore-friendly decorations. Creative Clutter is available on Xbox and PC. 

Creative Clutter adds well over 1000 brand new craftable objects to the game. These objects include all new decorations, resources, furniture, and more. The mod works perfectly with or without DLC installed. 

With so many options to choose from, Creative Clutter has become a building mod staple in the Fallout 4 community. Make sure you clear some space as it is a pretty big file at 327 MiB. It was first published in 2017 and has been downloaded well over a million times since. 

Fun Factor 77/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/66778


17. Snappy Housekits By Robboten

Snappy Housekits is a workshop overhaul by mod author Robboten. It was published on April 3rd, 2016 and has over 15,000 endorsements and over 500,000 downloads to date. With this mod installed, you will now have access to the Bethesda building kits.

Snappy Housekits allows you to use Bethesda's building kits with added snap points. This means that every building type in the game is now available to be added to your settlements. You can now recreate every type of building in the game or mix and match to create something entirely new. This modification is available on Xbox and PC. 

Fun Factor 88/100

Get This Mod Here: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/11639?tab=description


16. Settlement Objects Expansion By Ccmads

Settlement Objects Expansion by Ccmads is an object expansion mod that adds all new buildable objects to the game. These new objects are lore-friendly and very unique. There are options for new items, decorations, and buildings for the Brotherhood, Minutemen, Institute, and much more. 

More than 2,000 new craftable items will become immediately available after downloading Settlement Objects Expansion. You also gain lots of craftable effects, like fire, sparks, and new light fixtures. No matter what character build you choose, this mod has something for everyone. This mod is extremely popular, with over 700,000 downloads and almost 20,000 endorsements. You can download this mod on PC and Xbox.

Fun Factor 83/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/10075?tab=images&BH=2


15. The Kuro Tab By Kurohux

The next mod to make our list is The Kuro Tab by Kurohux. The Kuro Tab is a complete workshop overhaul. It will take up lots of space, as it restructures almost every craftable item in the game. This mod is available for both PC and Xbox. 

The Kuro Tab is one of the best and most versatile workshop overhaul mods around. It adds tons of brand-new textures and meshes to all craftable items. This means that you will have dozens of options for the looks of metals, plastics, wood, et cetera. This allows you to make objects and structures appear new, worn, rusted, shiny, bright, dull, and so on. 

Fun Factor 79/100

Get This Mod Here: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/35436


14. G2M Workshop By G2mxagent 

Next on our list is G2M Workshop by G2mxagent. It was published in 2016 and was last updated in late 2020. The G2M Workshop is a great mod to not only add new building items but to modify settler behavior as well. However, G2M does not stop there; it also repairs many bugs found in the vanilla workshop items. 

G2M is great for any player that likes to spend time building and watching settlers interact with the environment. It adds hundreds of new items, structures, furniture, and more. With G2M, settlers will now close doors after walking through them. This mod can even repair damaged workshop menus. 

Fun Factor 84/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/17088?tab=description


13. Zebrina's Workshop Devices By Zebrina

Zebrina's Workshop devices by Zebrina is a great addition to any building-themed mod list.  This mod adds tons of new items, features, and objects. It also works great with many other building mods, with the options for adjusted snap points to match mods like Workshop Rearrange by D81 and Wall Pass-Through by Daedragon.

Zebrina's Workshop Devices allows the player to craft drawbridges that can be raised and lowered at will. It also adds working ladders and power lifts. From new buttons and custom settlement features to unique paint colors and timed switches, hundreds of new items and features are available with this overhaul. Zebrina's Workshop Devices is only available on PC. To use this mod, you will need to have all DLCs installed. 

Fun Factor 70/100

Get This Mod Here: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/24678?tab=images


12. Busy Setters By Despy 

Busy Settlers by Despy is a settler overhaul mod. That means no more settlers aimlessly wandering around your settlement. Busy Settlers allows you to put every NPC in your settlements to work. The work is not purely cosmetic, as you gain caps, scrap, and happiness from the NPCs as they work at their new workstations.  

 Busy Settlers works by adding 18 new workstations and 86 new animation rugs. These animation rugs each bring a unique animation to the workstation they are paired with. These new workstations and animations bring a whole new flavor to your settlements. Now, if the player chooses, all NPCs will have active and animated daily schedules.

Fun Factor 76/100 

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/7010?tab=images#lg=3&slide=8


11. Modular Kitchen By Crayonkit

Modular Kitchen By Crayonkit is a mod that changes the snap points on various items to allow them to fit together seamlessly. This makes for a cleaner and neater building experience. This mod was published in 2019 and was last updated in 2021. To date, it has been downloaded over 600,000 times and is only available on PC. 

 The Modular Kitchen adds all new connecting counters and hanging cabinets. It adds a functional, usable kitchen stove and a running kitchen sink. Now you can cook food indoors, at your stove, in your brand-new, lore-friendly kitchen. The kitchen comes with a matching refrigerator for storing food and other items. The stove, cabinets, tables, and refrigerator come in 14 different colors.

Fun Factor 69/100

Get This Mod Here:https://mods.bethesda.net/ja/fallout4/mod-detail/4096569


10. Grounded By Sarinia

Here we come to what many believe to be the best settlement terrain mod around. Grounded is a terrain crafting mod by Sarinia. Published in January 2018, Grounded brings all new features and items to your workshop.

Grounded gives you access to virtually every vanilla texture in Fallout 4. This means that you will now be able to craft buildings from stone, concrete, and bricks of any texture that can be found in the game. Not only can you now build new fortifications, embankments, and caves, but you are also able to camouflage your existing buildings and fortifications. These new crafting items appear in the workshop menu under the “Grounded” heading.

Fun Factor 87/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/29340?tab=images


9. Place Everywhere By Thelich 

With over 4 million downloads Place Everywhere is the most popular mod on this list. This mod was published in early 2016 and has become one of the most popular Fallout 4 mods ever. As the name implies, Place Everywhere allows the player to open the workshop menu and craft anywhere in the game.

The entire Commonwealth is a settlement with Place Everywhere. Now you can build buildings, defenses, resources, and more wherever you happen to be. Place Everywhere also eliminates space constraints while crafting, meaning that you will now be able to place items in water, in the air, and inside of other items.

Fun Factor 92/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/9424


8. Scrap Everything By Shadowslasher410

Scrap Everything by Shadowslasher410 is a mod that overhauls the scraping system of the vanilla game. Scrap Everything is perfect as a standalone mod or paired with mods that allow you to place items anywhere. Scrap Everything was published in 2015 and was last updated in 2019. This mod has been downloaded almost a million times as of the writing of this article.

True to its name, this mod allows the player to scrap everything on any of the 30 in-game settlements. That includes grass, trees, buildings, sidewalks, foundations, you name it! Now you will truly be able to customize your settlements as you see fit. You can leave your settlements as they are, turn them into a completely bare wasteland, or anything in between. 

Fun Fqactor 94/100

Get This Mod Here: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/5320


7. Cheat Terminal By Nexusau 

Cheat Terminal is a "cheat" mod created by Nexusau. It was previously known as the Cheat Menu and the Ultimate Holotape Menu, and it is available for download on both Xbox and PC. Cheat Terminal is one of the most comprehensive and smooth-working cheat mods on the market.

Cheat Terminal works by adding a holotape to your player's inventory that allows you to make changes to the game. This makes it one of the most wonderfully unbalanced mods you can add to your mod list. You will now be able to level up at will, add unlimited ammo, gain perfect V.A.T.S accuracy, unlimited carry weight, unlimited crafting materials, and much more. This is just the mod for people who want to craft without worrying about materials.

Fun factor 97/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/13285


6. Dead Wasteland CVC

Dead Wasteland by CVC is a workshop add-on pack for Fallout 4. It is only available on PC at this time. This mod adds over 1,000 new custom-made items to craft at any settlement in the game. These new features can be found in the new "cVc" workshop menu.

New items and features from this mod include custom sounds, lighting, new holotapes, resources, and crafting tables. Each new item was custom designed and will not affect any vanilla assets. CVC published Dead Wasteland in March 2020, and it was last updated on June 2022. It has been downloaded over 600,000 times. 

Fun Factor 89/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/43818?tab=images#lg=3&slide=5


5. Sim Settlements By Kinggath

Sim Settlements is a settlement overhaul mod by mod author Kinggath. At just over 4 million downloads, it is the 2nd most popular entry on our list. It was published in March 2017 and received its first update in January 2020. It is available for download on PC.

Do you wish detailed settlement development did not take so much time and energy? Well, this mod is for you. Sim Settlements allows you to build zone objects. These zone objects will tell your settlers what to build and in what areas. Instead of spending hours crafting, your settlers will now do the building for you. 

Fun Factor 93/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/21872?tab=images


4. Workshop Decorations Pack By SquallGriever

Next on our list is Workshop Decorations Pack by SquallGriever. This is an item overhaul that adds tons of new items to the game. It was published on November 17, 2017, and received its last update on July 18, 2018. To date, it has been downloaded almost 100,000 times. 

This mod is one of the more detailed decoration mods around. It adds fully stocked bookcases and shelves to your settlement to increase immersion. SquallGriever has added the ability to create graves for dead characters with personalized headstones. Vendor stalls will now be covered with items instead of lying bare. This mod is available for the Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.  

Fun factor 79/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/27787


3. Woody's Wasteland Stuff By Woodylicious 

Woody's Wasteland is a workshop add-on mod created by Woodylicious. It was published on June 17, 2017 and last updated on April 18, 2018. It has been downloaded almost 200,000 times since. This mod adds thousands of new craftable items and objects to the workshop. 

Like many of the other mods on this list, Woody's Wasteland Stuff adds many new craftable items to your settlements. These include all new buildings, furniture, and items. Although it brings thousands of new items to the game, Woody's Wasteland stands out for its unique custom animations. You can now build custom fireplaces with animated fire and smoke, animated aquariums with moving fish, and even animated caged birds. 

Fun factor 95/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/24951?tab=images


2. Atom’s greatness By Ethereon 

Here we have Atom's Greatness by Ethereon. Atom's Greatness is a workshop add-on mod. It was published on November 16, 2016, and was last updated on February 18, 2018. It has been downloaded over 50,000 times. 

Atom's Greatness adds new churches and church-themed items to the workshop. These include all new and functional stone and wooden church sets. Crosses, gravestones, stone stairs, and other accessories help complete the church aesthetic. Usable items like holy hand grenades and holy water are added as well.

Fun Factor 72/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/19857


1. OCdecorator By Mcface

Last but not least, we have OCdecorator by McFace. OCdecorator is an item mod. It was published on December 15, 2015, and received its last update on October 18, 2018. This mod is wildly popular, having been downloaded over 1.3 million times so far. 

Many items in Fallout 4 fall into the "movable" category. That means that they will be knocked around by the player, settlers, and other NPCs. This can be very frustrating for players that  to wish to decorate areas with the objects of their choice

OCdecorator solves this issue. You will now have the option of locking movable items in place. Once locked in, these items will function like crafted items. They will no longer move when interacting with each other. In addition, after locking items in place, you can now control and place them from the workshop menu. 

Fun Factor 90/100

Get This Mod Here:https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/4270

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