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

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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.

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

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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:

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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)

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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

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The Sims Freeplay- Adding Balconies

Once you complete the Lovey-Dovey Balcony Quest you can build balconies on houses that have more than one floor, this post explains how to add a balcony and all the ways you can customise it!

NOTE: you will not be able to customise a balcony until the quest has been completed

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1.Building a Balcony

You can build a balcony on any floor except the ground floor, you need to go to the house section of buy mode, click on the last orange tab then you can touch and drag anywhere inside the yellow highlighted area but it must be connected to the house. Green means it can be built there.
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Drag the white highlighted edged to resize

Balconies can be joined together to create more interesting shapes.

2.Support posts

The second tab is support posts, you don’t need to add them but you may want to, these are placed underneath the balcony (if you have two balconies one above the other you can add support posts to the balcony below)
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3.Balcony Paving

The third tab is where you can select the type of tiles you want on your balcony, click on the style then click on the balcony
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4.Railings

The fourth tab changes the railings, again click on the style then onto the balcony and it will place them around the edge
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Deleting a Balcony

While on the balcony tab click on the balcony you wish to delete and select the red simoleon symbol to sell it.
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Is it possible to build a room above a balcony? No it isn’t

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

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The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Basement of Kings Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 17 UNLOCKS: basements TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: DIY home


Once you have completed the Lovey-Dovey Balcony Quest you can then find Bree in the park again to begin this quest (it will take 24 hours for this quest to show once that quest has been completed) If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the DIY home house template, you can still complete once the time limit is up to unlock basements but you won’t get the house template

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

HOW LONG DOES THIS QUEST TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Times may vary depending on the star rating the item has

  • Cheer up Bree- 5 minutes
  • Accompany Bree to the DIY home (tap on Bree at the park)

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  • Check simbook on a computer- 41 minutes
  • Vote obsessively on a computer- 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Join Bree for an interview- 1 day
  • Study the basement at the DIY home- 3 hours 30 minutes

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  • Play with a pet at home- 41 minutes (TIP: you can use a puppy or kitten and it will only take 10 minutes or a dragon takes 4 minutes!)

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  • Have a pet find 3 treasures (click on a pet and select the option, it MUST be an adult dog or cat to get the option)

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  • Share knowledge with Bree- 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Ask Bree about poll- 35 minutes
  • Grow strawberries- 1 day (can be started early, you don’t have to do this at the DIY house)
  • Make a double shot of coffee- 48 seconds
  • Tell a joke to Bree- 25 minutes (if she is still eating send that sim home and send another sim to the DIY house, this should fix that issue)
  • Build a basement

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To build a basement, touch and drag anywhere within the area like building a room, you cannot build on swimming pools though

  • Buy furniture and electronics (worth S2,000)
  • Watch the ultimate movie marathon on TV- 19 hours

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  • Check in with Bree- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Hug Bree- 45 minutes
  • Have all sims leave the DIY house
  • Pump up the fans on a computer- 15 hours

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QUEST IS COMPLETE!


You can now add basements to your houses! Check out my Adding Basements post explaining how to add basements to your sims houses

STARTING THE ALL MEZZED UP QUEST: you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the basement quest!


Prize: DIY Home

On a premium lot:

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On a standard lot:
Cost? First one is free after that they cost simoleons, amount varies depending on how many houses you have already built

Is it worth it? Yes, if you like the DIY home then it is definitely worth completing this quest on time! And an added extra it has a pool in the garden!


STARTING THE ALL MEZZED UP QUEST: you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the basement quest!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Once you have completed the balcony 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

Is it possible to complete the goal to play with a pet if I don’t own a pet?
No, you will need to build the pet store and buy a pet to complete this goal, it cannot be done at a neighbours

What pets can you use for the play with a pet goal?
Adult dogs, cats or dragons and kittens and puppies can all be used now

Help! Bree is stuck in the middle of the table
Try restarting your device, this should fix the issue

Bring food to Bree gets stuck at 100%, what should I do?
You may have to use 1LP to complete this task

How much does it cost to build a basement?
The cheapest is S8000 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?
The DIY Home

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 basements 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


Last updated May 2018

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The Sims Freeplay- Adding Patios

Once you complete the Peaceful Patios Quest you can build patios in your gardens, this post explains how to add a patio and all the ways you can customise it!

NOTE: you will not be able to customise a patio until the quest has been completed

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1.Building a patio

You do this the same way you build a room or a pool, by touching and dragging anywhere on the grass, it will be green if it can be placed there

Drag the white highlighted edged to resize

You can join patios together, the patio in the picture below is a 4×4 square with two 1×7 patios each side

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2.Patio Paving

The second tab in the outdoor section is where you can select the type of tiles you want on your patio, click on the style then click on the patio

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3.Railings

Railings are the third tab along, again click on the style then onto the patio and it will place them around the edge

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4.Patio Gates

Last patio tab is gates, you can only add a gate to a patio with a railing, like a door you can place wherever you want to on the railings

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Deleting a Patio

While on the patio tab click on the patio you wish to delete and select the red simoleon symbol to sell it.

Now you know how, its time to create beautiful patio gardens! Enjoy!

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

Want to know how to have different patio styles on the same patio? Check out this video!

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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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