How To Add A Basement In The Sims 4

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  • How To Add A Basement With The Basement Tool
  • How To Add Underground Spaces

Building on your lot is surely one of The Sims 4‘s beloved features. While it has limitations, it’s a truly amazing tool for making your ideal home a reality.


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When you buy a lot in The Sims 4, you must take advantage of all the space you’ve got, and the best way to do it is to build several levels up, and also down! You can build up to two basement levels in the game, and there are a couple of different ways to do it, depending on what is it you’d like to build. So now, without further a due, let’s take a look at the options.


using the basement tool in the sims 4

This method is the most practical, as it allows you to add a basement while seeing your current house and space. To start creating a basement with this tool, you must first open build mode. After that, select “Walls and Empty Rooms.”

You’ll find the Basement Tool there, to get started just select the tool and start dragging your basement shape through your lot. Once you complete the shape, you’ll be able to see your new basement by going to the level below.

In The Sims 4, you can have up to 2 basement levels. So, if you want to add a second level underground, simply follow these steps: Instead of using the Basement Tool on the top above-ground floor, use it on the first basement you built.

You can also add basements outside your current building. Just go to an empty space within your lot, maybe part of your garden or patio, and use the Basement Tool to add a separate basement from your Sim’s home.

How To Add A Basement With The Custom Basement Tool

You can find the Custom Basement Tool in the “Walls and Empty Rooms” as well. It pretty much works the same as the normal Basement Tool, but it has all player’s favorite option: customization. You can create the shape you want for your basements with this tool and get as creative as you’d like.

How To Add Underground Spaces

female sim sitting in an underground garden in the sims 4

With both the Basement Tool and the Custom Basement Tool, you can create a basement with no ceiling and have beautiful, unique underground spaces. You can turn these spaces into gardens, patios, or just an area for your Sim to do anything. The possibilities are endless!

First, use any of the basement tools to create a basement separate from your Sim’s home. After that, you must go above it and select the space. You’ll see a yellow line once you do so, click it to delete the basement’s ceiling. Ta-da! Now you can see the basement even from above.

You can add stairs and all the decorations you want, and you’ll have a perfect space to make your lot shine.

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