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



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)


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


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


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


  • 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


  • 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)


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


  • Have all sims leave the DIY home


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!


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 2019


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

  1. Court another sim is stuck. And not in the normal way. So my 2 sims Kathy and ruby, Kathy was the one onnthe balcony. The action completed, but its stuck. Kathy keeps doing the admiring action and it cant be sped up. Ruby can still walk around and stuff.

  2. Ok so I’m pretty sure this is a glitch but has anyone else had this problem? My sims just finished the task Court Another Sim and now one of my sims is just standing on the balcony doing the action of admiring something… But nothing is there. I tried turning of my device and exiting the house but nothing works. Can you help me? If not, could you give me direct steps to contact EA because I’ve tried to contact them before and they never do anything. Please help me!!!!!!!!

    • Unfortunately this is a technical issue so only EA will be able to fix it for you to contact them you need to go to this website: click on the sims freeplay then click on technical support and then a form will appear for you to fill in (your player ID can be found in the game in settings under about) once you have completed the form they will get back to you by emailing you as soon as they can.

    • Hey this is what I tried. First I sent the other sim involved in the courting sim task back to his house and then the stuck sim was back to normal.

  3. I started the quest for the outside staircases because I made a third floor in one of my houses with the intention of using an elevator, thinking the elevator would be small haha NOPE! Anyways I came here to see something about the outside staircases but it looks like they might be new.. Can you tell me anything about them? Like are they an alternative to the ones inside of the houses? And how much? I hope I didn’t misunderstand this quest haha I hate the stairs and elevators inside my houses

  4. A quick question: I don’t have the privacy screens; what are the measurements for them? (1 x 3?) Thanks!

  5. Im having a problem with the balconies quest. You hneed two sims yo make out on th couch in the diy basement. one sim starts this and the other cant join. What has gone wrong?

  6. hi, I can’t find the Grim. I restarted my device but I can’t find him. I have 2 adults at the diy house. I wanted to submit a ticket to firemonkeys but I don’t know where to find my game id or any of that jazz. Please help!

  7. When I get a sim to court another sim, I get them to do that but then it doesn’t register in the task bar. So I tried doing the task with other sims, it still doesn’t work. I don’t know what to do and I’ve been stuck on it for about a month now. Any suggestions? Thanks

  8. In “Wrap things up”, why does the picture here says that it takes 15mins, when the post says 9hrs30mins?

    • Because when I first completed this quest it was 15 minutes (that was when I took the picture) I haven’t completed it again since so I have updated the times when I have told they have changed but I cannot change the pictures without redoing it. The times are written for a reason, the pictures are only to show you the items I use, not the times.

  9. Hello, i have a question. On the Balcony quest i haven’t got it yet. I’m actually almost on lvl 42 and i still have not received it. I did the 2nd floor quest I think 2 weeks ago and haven’t received that quest or the basement, what is the problem?

  10. I have the “Court another sim” glitch that leaves my sims frozen, but I am not able to send my sim that is stuck home from the sim tracker, as it shows that sim as doing an action on the sim tracker. That sim also starts doing quest actions my other sims are doing, while still being stuck in the admiring position. I’m not really sure how to fix it or if I should contact someone. Suggestions?

  11. Got thru balcony quest up to hiding behind bed. Did that, and now am supposed to speak to the Grim Reaper, but he is nowhere to be found. How do I find him?

  12. Hi! Are there any actions that can be started early while doing previous actions like in previous quests? Some of them seem pretty lengthy and I’d like to start them earlier to finish on time.

  13. Hi. Does a two-story house boat fulfill the criteria for a two-story home? Are you able to build a balcony on them? TIA.

  14. Hi,
    Firstly, your blog is so helpful and I love it💖. So I just wanted to let you know that in order to start this quest now, the requirement is to “Build a 2nd floor on any house”. Do you think that if we, for example, get the haunted house (which already has multiple stories), that requirement will be met? Thanks!

    I can also send you a screenshot of the requirement if you need it😉

    • I’m glad it helps! And thanks, I have updated the post 🙂
      The haunted house only has one floor though but if you buy a house with two stories then this will meet the requirement.

  15. I’m at the step where I have to read the original play on the diy homes bookshelf. Can I read it from my own 3 star bookshelf at home or do I HAVE to use the one at the diy house for the task to complete?

  16. So I’m building my first balcony, and I want to have more than one tile design on the same balcony. How do I add different tile designs to the same balcony? Thanks.

  17. Can I know what actually event to do for Tropical Romance Island Event, I’ve playing for a long time but still can’t do that quest. Anything wrong? Which event actually? Or I must download something to do the quest, I’ve update it for the latest version.

  18. Help! I have finished within the time limit the multi renovations quest, patio quest and am now in the balcony quest. I’m trying to create a second floor but everytime I try to place stairs or elevators it’s in red which means I cannot place it, right? I have already cleared so much space for it but still not able to do so 😕

  19. I was trying to visit a friend’s Sim town but it says she’s using an updated version, so I updated mine. And now, the Styles of Time quest suddenly appeared and all I have left is just 15:00:00 hours to complete it which is not enough since I read your guide and it takes days to finish it. Plus, the architect styled homes are no longer available in the update I made. What a bummer! Thank you for helping me with my queries every time. 😘

    • The styles of time quest is a limited time quest so it will start at the same time for everyone with the latest update and end at the same time so if you miss this time then you won’t be able to complete it until they add it to the game again unfortunately!
      Sometimes the architect homes vanish for a while, hopefully they should come back soon 🙂
      You’re welcome!

  20. This quest has come up for me FIVE TIMES when I click visit now it takes me to the park where Bree is. There’s never any bubble over her head. She has been there for over a half year just juggling

  21. I comforted the Grim but the task won’t complete. I’ve tried sending everyone home and brought them all back to DIY house. Any tips?

  22. Can you have sims that are strangers do this quest? Planning to start this but I want to win the house.

  23. Hey, I wanna ask about the quest balcony, why I’m not have the quest. I’m in level 22 now. And when I go to park, the bree not there? 😦 I’ve done quest patios. But not with balcony quest.

  24. So I did my last task (leave the diy home) but it still says to leave even though they’re all gone already and idk what to do…I feel like it was bc I left the home before my sims did and I can’r call the cab over a phone anymore either…what happened?

  25. Do i need any money for this quest? I just built my second floor and im down to about 174,000 simoleons and i wanted to start this quest soon

    • 9 hours 30 minutes like it says in the post, the quest has been updated since I completed the quest and created the post so I haven’t been able to get a new screenshot but the writing in the post is up to date, the picture is just to show you what to do to complete that task.

  26. I was on the objective that said to talk to the grim reaper and I clicked on another option that said ‘listen’. Now my sim is stuck and I don’t have the option to talk to the grim reaper anymore. I don’t know how to fix this

  27. I am in a pickle. I need to chat with Grim, but my curiosity got the best of me. I had a sim “listen” to Grim just to see what it was. There was no time limit on it which I should’ve paid more attention to. Anyway, the sim that’s listening is frozen and my other sims can’t chat with Grim. Please help!!! That sims to stop “listening.” Thanks.

  28. My sims has been stuck in this quest, in nission chat with grim, i was choose listen and now my sims has been stuck

  29. I had to chat with the grim but i wanted to see what’ll happen if i click “listen”, so i did and neither the sim or the grim are moving! what should i do?

  30. For making out on the couch I neither of the sims would go downstairs so I put a makeout couch in another house and it worked there

  31. I can’t go downstairs to the basement
    When I click on the stairs it shows feet on the sims head
    What do I do?

    • The makers have released a fix for this, you will need to go to the app store where you downloaded the game from, go to updates or search for the sims freeplay and then click update then you will be able to use the stairs to complete this quest.

  32. Hi I am doing the lovey dovey balcony quest and my Sian’s are at the DIY home. I’m onto the task we’re you have to “make out with a sim” but my sims won’t go down stairs into the basement, when I click the “make out couch” it has the symbol (the symbol that means the sim can’t go because something is in the way) but there is nothing in the way. Please help me I have 6 days to complete this quest!!!!!!

    • The makers have released a fix for this, you will need to go to the app store where you downloaded the game from, go to updates or search for the sims freeplay and then click update then you will be able to use the stairs to complete this quest.

  33. I cannot start this quest and I fulfilled all the requirements it’s been more than 48 hours and I’m not doing any other discovery quest right now it’s shows me all requirements are there but I don’t have the option to begin quest… HELPP!!

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