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The Sims Freeplay- Adding Basements


Once you complete the Basement of Kings Quest you can build a basement under your houses, this post explains how to add a basement and all the ways you can customise it!

NOTE: you will not be able to resize a basement or add more rooms until you have completed the quest


Building a basement

Building a basement is a lot like building a room except it is underneath your existing house. You can build the basement anywhere inside the grid area, even if it is larger than the rooms above.

The second orange tab in the house section of the home store is basements. Hold and drag anywhere on the ground to build a basement. Green means the room can be built.


The white dotted lines show you were the rooms are above (the blue line is the outline of the pool):


Drag the white highlighted edged to resize.

Adding Stairs

You need to add stairs to the basement to be able to access it. The red areas as shown in the picture below show you were items are on the floor above so the stairs cannot be placed there:


If you want to place stairs somewhere you can’t, you have three options:

    1. Move items from the floor above so you have room
    2. Choose smaller stairs or an elevator that may fit
    3. Build another room in a clearer area (outside the house space so you can access the basement from outside)



Decorating the basement

You do this the same way you would decorate a new room

Deleting a Basement

While on the basement tab click on the basement room you wish to delete and select the red simoleon symbol to sell it. You can delete basement rooms even if there are rooms on the floor above.

For more details you can watch my video, Building Patios, Balconies and Basements

Related Posts: Adding Patios and Adding Balconies

Thanks for reading!



Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 22 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

18 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Adding Basements

  1. OMG – why did I never think to have an outside staircase?!?!

  2. how do you delete a sim ?

  3. Wait….is the basement expensive?

  4. Hi, I have reviewed so much b of your blog. Thank you for all of the work you put into it. I want to build a one story large home with an enormous basement then delete most of the home on the first floor and leave the basement. I want it to be like an underground home, but I would hate to waste money to try this. I’m wondering- if I delete the rooms on the first floor, will it delete the rooms in the basement? Will this work?

    • You’re welcome!
      That would work but you don’t actually need to build a lot of rooms on the ground floor as you can just build the basement bigger than the size of the ground floor

  5. How much is the initial cost of the basement? Is it similar to when you buy a new floor, so you have to buy the basement area before you build the rooms?

  6. Hi! Just letting you know that I love your blog, it’s very helpful and my boyfriend and I are really appreciative of all the work you put into it! Keep up the good work!

  7. Can you give me basement ideas?

  8. Where do you find the quest?

  9. How much does it cost (per square of land) to build a basement?

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