The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Lovey-Dovey Balcony Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 17 UNLOCKS: balconies TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: planters and decorative privacy screens


Once you have completed the Multi Story Renovations Quest and DIY Homes: Peaceful Patios Quest you will be able to find Bree again in the park to begin this quest (you will find her 24 hours after you have completed both of those quests) If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the planters and decorative privacy screens, you can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to unlock balconies but you won’t get the planters or screens

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

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HOW LONG DOES THIS QUEST TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Times may vary depending on the star rating the item has

  • Say hello to Bree- 2 minutes (at the park)
  • Ask Bree what’s up- 5 minutes
  • Watch a DIY homes marathon- 15 hours (on TV)
  • Research competitors on a computer- 10 hours
  • Go to the DIY home (call the cab on a phone)
  • Brainstorm with Bree- 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Have 2 sims at the DIY home
  • Explain role to another sim- 35 minutes (select interaction between two sims)
  • Examine the cameras- 13 hours 30 minutes (select option on one camera at the DIY home)
  • Have 2 sims rehearse flirting- 10 minutes (select interaction between two sims)
  • Make out on a couch- 16 minutes (using the make out couch in the basement at the DIY home (if won in patio quest you can do this at home) one sim selects wait for partner, the other sim selects make out for 16 minutes
  • Have 2 sims waltz together- 21 hours 30 minutes (select option on stereo with two sims)

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  • Court another sim- 6 hours 30 minutes (select interaction between two sims)

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  • Kiss another sim- 1 minute (select interaction between two sims)

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  • Hide behind a bed- 12 minutes (select option on bed)

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  • Chat with grim- 45 minutes (click on the grim reaper)
  • Read the original play- 1 day (DIY home bookshelf) 19 hours if done on a 3 star bookshelf

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  • Offer grim a new role- 5 minutes (click on the grim reaper)
  • Act out the scene with the grim- 12 hours 30 minutes (click on the grim reaper)
  • Reshoot kissing scene- 5 minutes (select kiss on another sim)
  • Comfort grim- 10 hours 30 minutes (click on the grim reaper)
  • Email scenes to the network- 36 minutes
  • Build a balcony at home (on a two story house)

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To build a balcony, touch and drag anywhere within the highlighted areas

Like building a room, green means you can build, red means that there is something in the way, you can also resize a balcony by dragging the white highlighted edges.
And like building a pool you can join balconies together

  • Wrap things up with Bree- 9 hours 30 minutes

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  • Have all sims leave the DIY home

QUEST IS COMPLETE!


You can now add balconies to your houses! Check out my Adding Balconies post explaining how to add and customise your balconies!

STARTING THE BASEMENT OF KINGS QUEST: you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the balcony quest!


Prize: Planters and Privacy Screens

 

 


Where can I find them? In the outdoor decorations section and the decorations section

Is it worth it? Yes! I especially like the planters and this quest can easily be completed in the time limit


STARTING THE BASEMENT OF KINGS QUEST: you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the balcony quest!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Once you have completed the multi story renovations quest and the patio quest you need to wait 24 hours then you can find Bree (the woman in the hard hat) in the park to start this quest

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start the quest you don’t have to do it at all but if you have already started it you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

How do I call a cab to the DIY house?
Using a phone

The goal court another sim is stuck, what can I do?
You may need to use an LP to speed up this goal

I selected listen on Grim rather than chat now I can’t cancel this, help!
Force closing the app and leaving it a while before checking back in usually fixes this issue

How much does it cost to build a balcony?
The cheapest is S6000 for 2×1

I had all sims leave the DIY home but it didn’t complete the goal, why?
Try and have all your sims not doing any action, this sometimes makes the game recognise you have completed that goal

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
Planters and decorative privacy screens

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the ability to build balconies before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

I have finished this quest but I can’t start the basement quest yet, why?
You need to wait 24 hours after completing this quest before you can start the basement quest


Last updated January 2017

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429 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Lovey-Dovey Balcony Quest

  1. Does the quest timer start as soon as Bree appears at the community center or after you build your 2nd floor on a house? I don’t have enough for a second floor yet and I’m just curious if my time is ticking for the extra rewards. Thanks

  2. Just a quick note – “Wrap things up with Bree” is 15 min, not 9 1/2 hours (in case anyone is worried about time). You don’t need to “post” this comment, just wanted to clear that up.
    Love the blog… 🙂

  3. I just started the patio quest because it said wait 2 days to unlock the next part of the campground and I like having my sims busy working on quests to get caught up because I just stated playing a few months ago and I’m only level 32….I have a quick question though!!! I got to the 3rd task that says watch the DIY marathon on a tv and your blog shows 10 hours and mine is taking 15 hours on a 3 star tv….is this normal or a glitch? Do they change the times if you don’t complete the quests when they first release them as punishment or something? Really bummed as I was hoping to complete this quest fairly quickly so I could get back to the campground quests again! Just curious and if they do change them I thought you might want to know so you can update your info for other players who use your blog and haven’t done this quest yet. Thank you for this website btw….it is a lifesaver and the main reason as to why I have unlocked ALL of the special items in their time limits and made it to level 32 in just under 10 weeks….addicted to this game and your help! 😀

    • Some people seem to be getting one time and other people seem to be getting another so hopefully everyone will have the same next update and I can fix the times on the post
      They don’t change the times as a punishment they just like to change them usually if they think they have been too kind or harsh
      You’re welcome!

  4. I accidentally called the sim to his own place and it doesnt count as “leaving” the DIY home. I cannot go back there by calling a cab (not an option anymore) What should I do?
    Thanks!

    • That should count as leaving, as long as all other sims have left too
      You might want to try cancelling all your sims actions, that sometimes recognises the goal as being complete when you do that.

  5. for Read the original play, should we do this in diy home or we can do it in sims home?
    i’m sorry my english is bad.
    thx u:)

  6. Actually, I am beginning to think my game is glitching, so I wouldn’t update the post unless others confirm changes to the times as well 😊.

      • So the times I have been getting are what they used to be? I updated the game to the campground update a week or so ago. Not sure what is happening with it at the moment as examine the cameras came up as 13 1/2 hours. So I let it run overnight, but when I checked this morning less than 10 1/2 hours later, it had completed… It’s really odd!

      • To be honest I have no idea what is going on, there must be a glitch were some people are getting the old times and others are getting new times- I do hope it is fixed soon because being told I’m wrong constantly is starting to get boring.

      • There seems to be a glitch in ‘examine the camera’ task because I put my Sim to do this task and came back 2 hours later and it seemed as though the task automatically cancelled, so I had to put my sim at task again and this time just to be double sure I put 2 sims to do this task. I came back 10min later and the task had completed. Strange but glad nevertheless.

  7. Anybody, who had a problem with the final quest (4 days to complete), just simply reinstall your game. But first, make sure that you back it up to the cloud before reinstall it.

    (I have windows phone version and update the game every time it show up, but still have problem. So I hope it help.)

  8. I completed the balcony quest but when I went to change the tile of it it said I can’t do it till I complete the balcony quest. Thanks!

  9. I have completed both second story and patios quest and when I went to the community centre I couldn’t see bree anywhere. does there need to a sim outside of the community centre for bree to show up ? And can you tell me what I’m doing wrong plz 😃

  10. I completed the quest like 3 weeks ago but when I try to decorate the balconey is says I have to complete the lovey dovey balcony quest

  11. Hi,
    I have a question:
    For this quest, “Read the original play- 1 day (diy home bookshelf) 19 hours if done on a 3 star bookshelf” Can we do this at Sims home instead of DIY home?

  12. The next objective says “chat with grim” and it says that it’s odd that grim isn’t chasing my sims so I have a chat with grim. There is a figure that appeared in the diy home which can walk through walls and I assume it is grim but when I click this character there’s a speech bubble above my sims with a red circle with a line through it meaning i can’t interact. When I send my sims home this character follow. HELP!!!

    • You need to send a sim who isn’t a senior sim, it sounds like your senior sim is nearly at the end of their life so that grim reaper is the one that passes them on when they reach the end of their life, not the grim you need to complete the task

  13. Hi there, does the Grim Reaper come out for this quest because I haven’t completed the Life dreams and Leagacies quest yet or do i need to complete life dreams and legacies first? Thanks

  14. I’m level 35, I’ve completed the balconies quest but I can’t customize it, when I make a balcony on my home the floor is brown and the railing is wooden, and I can’t customize it when I try it says I need to complete the diy balconies quest but I already did I don’t no what to do help plez

  15. I have built a second floor on my house and I haven’t built rooms everywhere because I want to build a balcony on top of the first floor, beside the second floor. The problem is that there are outside walls that I can’t remove so that I can build a balcony there. Do you know how to remove outside walls?

  16. I’m on the waltz portion of the quest, but no matter which stereo I click on, or which sim I use, it is not giving me the option to “wait for partner” like it says to do…am I missing something that I should be doing first?

  17. Right after “court another sim” the sim on the balcony is stuck. I can’t switch to her, move her, whistle her away, nothing. Do you have any idea to how I can fix this? I don’t want to be stuck when I have to leave the DIY home, and not be able to finish the quest in time 😦 any help is appreciated, thank tou!!

  18. Does anybody else have a problem with the “court another sim” task? The game doesn’t seem to recognize that I completed this goal and it’s just stuck there (I can move my sim though unlike to the previous asker)

    • Did they finish the task and it didn’t recognise it? Or is there still time left? If there is still time left you may have to skip with LPs, if it didn’t recognise it unfortunately you will probably have to do it again.

    • I had a problem with this part of the quest! I started the action much earlier today, and when I came back to my game, it was still showing the couple has 6 hrs 28 mins left! (The action is for 6 hrs 30 mins.) I just quit and restarted the action. I hope it works this time, or I will never finish in time.

      • Well now the courting action has finished and it shows the next step (kiss) but one of the courting Sims is stuck like someone above me said. He shows no action on the Sims menu -just a timeline that isn’t moving!

  19. Hi, I started the lovey dovey balconies quest 6 days ago and am stuck on the first task- say hello to Bree. I’ve checked both the community centre and park everyday for her but I can’t find her. Do you have any idea where she might be? Thank you!

  20. Hi I’m stuck on the patio quest I’ve done everything on there send all my sims home from bree house now won’t move on to next stage I’ve unsatlled and restalled what else can I do please thanks

    • Try making all your sims busy by either planting or going to work, that usually fixes this issue, if this doesn’t work you may need to contact EA to see if they can fix this problem for you.

  21. Is it possible to unlock the planters and privacy screens later on if I don’t finish the quest in time? Thanks

  22. I am stuck at the having two sims make out on the couch. I have one sim wait for the other, but whenever I attempt to have the other sim do so as well, (the same wait for sim option appears for the other sim), the sim shows two feet icons and will not join in. Am i doing something incorrectly?

    • Are you definitely using two adult sims? Have you tried making the other sim try first? Have you tried clicking on the sim on the couch instead of the couch to get the second option? Have you tried restarting your device and using two different sims?

      By the way kindness goes a long way, I do have over 200 comments to reply to right now and everyone else just waits patiently. Sorry but this is my hobby, not my job so I don’t have the time to reply to all comments at once.

      • sorry. I thought maybe you overlooked my comment. I was just trying to let you know it was there 🙂

      • No, no comments are overlooked, they are all in my pending comments waiting but please keep in mind that some comments need more time to be able to answer. For example if you want a post I will create the post then reply to the comment so you can find it or if you are asking me something I don’t know I will try and find it out first instead of just answering unhelpfully that I do not know.

  23. This is such a useful resource, thank you for writing it.
    I was about to start the patio quest and thought I should just check here before hand, and lo and behold, I need a two-storey house. Now I can save up some simoleons and build a second storey in advance.

  24. Hi, I have a question.
    I’m doing this quest and yesterday I left two of my sims doing the “court another sim”. Today one of those sim is stuck, but there is not a bar above his head. In the list with all my sims there is an empy bar under his name, like when they go sit somewhere on their own and you can’t control them for a second. I can’t seem to be able to do anything, can you help me.
    Love the blog! Keep it up!
    Xoxo

  25. Hi: I’m having the issue another comment mentioned. I can’t get them to properly use the makeout couch. It worked fine before this quest and I tried using it at the DIY house and the Teen Idol mansion. Any thoughts?

    • Did you try everything I suggested on the other comment: Are you definitely using two adult sims? Have you tried making the other sim try first? Have you tried clicking on the sim on the couch instead of the couch to get the second option? Have you tried restarting your device and using two different sims?

  26. Hello! Love the blog but for the “Comfort Grim” task, I can’t find Grim anywhere in the DIY Home… I am using an adult sim and am confused of this. Do I need to contact EA? If so how do I do that? Thanks!

  27. Hi there? I’m having a problem with this quest, should I wait 24 hrs to see this quest? I’m already level 22 but the game doesn’t notify me about this quest (

      • I tried it, I followed your post, I finished the patios first then the multi story quest. Before finishing the quests I approached Bree and she told me to finish all of it and meet her in the park, I did it. After building the second floor I immediately go to park but I saw Bree left! She literally walked away before calling my sim to the park 😦 I really wanted the balcony and basement feature 😥 I hope you understand me.

  28. My sims will not kiss each other at the diy home and it is driving me insane. I’ve completed the goals perfectly fine until this one. Any suggestions?

  29. I’m doing this quest now and the Examine Camera part was only like 5 minutes, weird, I wish I could be more helpful and tell you the exact time but I was just watching him go to all the cameras trying to guess which one he’d examine next and POOF it was done, definately less then 10 minutes though. Sorry can’t be exact. You do amazing work on here and I appreciate it immensely. It really irritates me when people are so inpatient and rude with you, as if this is your job and your their personal guide. YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Thanks for ALL your help!

  30. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LOVEY-DOVEY BALCONIES

    please read the post and these questions before asking

    How do I start this discovery quest?
    Once you have completed the patio quest you need to wait 24 hours then you can find Bree (the woman in the hard hat) in the park to start this quest

    Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
    You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

    Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
    Yes you can

    Do I have to do this quest?
    If you don’t start the quest you don’t have to do it at all but if you have already started it you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

    I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
    Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

    How do I call a cab to the DIY house?
    Using a phone

    The goal court another sim is stuck, what can I do?
    You may need to use an LP to speed up this goal

    How much does it cost to build a balcony?
    The cheapest is S6000 for 2×1

    I had all sims leave the DIY home but it didn’t complete the goal, why?
    Try and have all your sims not doing any action, this sometimes makes the game recognise you have completed that goal

    What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
    Planters and decorative privacy screens

    What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
    Yes you have to finish it to unlock the ability to build balconies before you can move onto the next quest

    I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
    No, you cannot redo quests

    Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
    No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

    I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
    No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

    Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
    Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

    Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
    This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

    I have finished this quest but I can’t start the basement quest yet, why?
    You need to wait 24 hours after completing this quest before you can start the basement quest

  31. Hi I my quest is to comfort the grim but the grim has left the diy home and is not in anybody’s house. Please help! X

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