The Sims Freeplay- Adding Mezzanine Floors (Indoor Balconies!)

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Once you complete the DIY Homes: All Mezzed Up Discovery Quest you will be able to add mezzanine floors to your houses! Mezzanine floors are partly open floors or indoor balconies, this post will walk you through how to add, resize and delete them.

 

1.Firstly you need to have rooms in your house to be able to add a mezzanine to, you need to have a room below the room which you want to build a mezzanine. I added a basement, a room on the ground floor and a room on the second floor:

2.Go to the house section and find the mezzanine tab:

3.Click on it, the tab says:

To build a mezzanine, touch and drag anywhere WITHIN a room. Ensure there is a room BELOW the room which you want to build the mezzanine. Green means the mezzanine can be built white red means it can’t.

4.Drag in a room to place the mezzanine

Click the green tick to place it there, click the red cross if you want to try again:

5.I built two mezzanines, one on my ground floor and one on my second floor, to build one on the ground floor you need to have a basement (click here for my adding basements guide!)

NOTE: There must be a room below where you want to place the mezzanine but you cannot place one between rooms

The white dotted line shows you where the rooms are located below, you cannot place a mezzanine over these lines:

You can only place up to these lines:

What is the cheapest mezzanine? A 2×1 mezzanine will cost S4,800

Adding Railings to a Mezzanine

Once you have built the mezzanine you can change the railings by going to the railings section and clicking on the mezzanine you want to change:

Resizing a Mezzanine

If you want to resize the mezzanine, go to the mezzanine tab and drag the white arrows on your existing mezzanine, click the green tick to accept the changes or the cross to go back to your original mezzanine.

Deleting a Mezzanine

Go back to the mezzanine tab and click on the one you want to delete, click the red simoleon button to sell that mezzanine:

Related Posts: Adding Patios and Adding Balconies and Adding Basements


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The Sims Freeplay- How to Add Exterior Balcony Stairs and Changing the Stairs Paving

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Once you complete the Love and Treasure Quest you can build a house on the private island and use the exterior balcony stairs we unlock, this post walks you through how to add the exterior balcony stairs and also how to change the stairs paving to be the same as the paving on your balcony

1.You firstly need a balcony, if you haven’t already built one this post may help

You need to have completed the DIY Homes: Lovey-Dovey Balcony Quest before you can build balconies

2.Once you have built a balcony you will be able to add the exterior balcony stairs, you can find them in the exterior stairs tab, the villa stairs are currently the only ones available:

3.When you click on this tab a pop up will appear saying that exterior stairs can only be used to connect to balconies:

4.To place the exterior stairs you need to be on the ground floor and place them on the edge of the balcony, overhanging by one square width, if you try and place them on the same level the balcony is on it won’t let you:

5.Click the green tick to place the stairs

If you change the balcony paving after placing the exterior stairs you may notice that the paving part on the stairs hasn’t changed with the rest of the balcony, these simple steps fix this:

1.Once you have changed the balcony paving click on the stairs and move them one square away from the balcony, you will notice that the paving on the top of the stairs will change to the paving on your balcony

2.The stairs can then be put back into place (see the steps above if you are having trouble placing them)

Check out my video here:

I’m having trouble adding stairs to my balcony, what is the problem? If the balcony is flush with the room below you won’t be able to add stairs unless you extend the balcony so it is sticking out. The exterior stairs can then be connected to the balcony:

The Love and Treasure Quest post contains FAQs and information about the platform on the Island Villa


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The Sims Freeplay- Adding a Pool

Before you can get the tools to add a pool to your sims gardens you need to have completed the Its All Going Swimmingly Quest. Once that quest is complete in the garden section of the home store you will see the new pool tabs which includes building the pool, pool interior, pool paving, paver width and pool items.

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Building a pool is a lot like building a room but you need to remember you need at least one extra square around the pool for the paving so even though the pool can be as small as 3×3 with the paving its 5×5.

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What is the cheapest pool? A 3×3 (or 5×5 with the paving) will now cost S13,620

And unlike rooms you can join pools together to make different shapes!

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Once you have built the pool you can add items to it such as inflatables and a diving board (if you have completed the diving hobby collection for the first time) and items around the pool such as beach towels.

Building a pool with an island

Paver Width
Click on the paver width tab and select the width you want to increase/ decrease the paving around your pool, the picture below shows the widths:
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If you have a weather machine at your house where your pool is when you put it on snow it freezes the pool so you can complete the figure skating hobby!

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Cleaning the pool

When the pool is green it will need to be cleaned, otherwise your sims will not be able to use the pool, click on the pool and select the option clean pool.

Watch this video for more information on cleaning pools and using the weather machine!

Adding Diving Boards

Diving boards have to be placed with one square over the water and 2 squares on land, like the picture below shows:
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You can unlock diving boards by completing the diving hobby for the first time.

Using the pool

In the pool you can:
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Go swimming, click somewhere in the pool and your sim will swim there:
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If you have two sims you can interact with the other sim:

  • Flip- 4 seconds
  • Splash- 10 seconds
  • Chat- 4 minutes

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Toddlers can play in the pool with the help of a teen, adult or senior.

NOTE: You need steps for your sims to be able to use the swimming pool

When you want your sim to get out of the pool click on the ground above some steps and they will get out and get changed.
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Deleting a pool

To delete a pool go to the outdoor section of buy mode:
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Then click on the pool, click the red simoleons symbol to sell it:
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The Sims Freeplay- Adding Stairs

Adding stairs can be a bit tricky if you haven’t done it before so hopefully this guide will be useful! You can only add stairs once you have completed the Multi Story Renovations Quest.

Once that is completed you can add a new floor, to do this, click on floor construction (second tab in the house section of home store) Then you will see a white highlighted area, click that and it will show you how much a new floor will cost you, click the green tick to buy it:



Then you need to add rooms to your new floor, you do this by clicking on the upstairs button on the right of the screen:

This will take you to the next level, then you can add a room like you normally do, if you don’t know how read my adding, deleting and resizing rooms post here

NOTE: you must add rooms to the second floor before you can add stairs!

Lastly you can add the stairs. Stairs can also be found in the house section, select the one you want to buy and you can then place it in your house:

The image below shows you how it looks when the stairs can’t be placed:

Why can’t I place stairs in my house?

  • There may be something in the way downstairs (like in my picture above)
  • You may be trying to place stairs through the white lines- the white dotted lines show you were the rooms are above so you cannot place stairs on them:

  • There may be something in the way on the floor above- use the floor button on the side of your screen to see what is in the way upstairs (the squares will appear red if there is something in the way upstairs)

To fix this you could move items upstairs that are in the way, if you can’t because a wall is in the way you may need to choose a different style of stairs which is what I did, I couldn’t fit in these stairs so I decided on the compact staircase instead.

This picture is how it should look when you can place the stairs in your house, press the green tick to buy them:

You now have stairs in your house!


How much does each floor cost?

2nd- S300,000

3rd- S500,000

4th- S800,000

5th- S1,000,000

Which floor do I have to place the stairs on?

If you want your stairs to reach the second floor you will need to place your stairs on the ground floor

If I delete my house will I still have the 2nd and 3rd floors or will I have to buy them again?

Unfortunately you will have to buy them again now, they have annoyingly changed this!

Can I add more than 4 sims to my house now I have another floor?

No, the maximum is still four

How do I add stairs outside?


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