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How To Build a Second Floor in Sims 4

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Knowing how to build a second floor in The Sims 4 is vital to any player as you’ll eventually want to grow your family or make some room for more of your hobbies. It’s fairly simple to do and ideal for homeowners wanting to build vertically as opposed to horizontally. So let’s jump right in and show you how to add a second floor to your dream home Sims 4.

How To Build a Second Floor in The Sims 4

Building a second floor in The Sims 4 is quite straightforward and doesn’t require tons of knowledge.

Using Stairs to build a second Floor in The Sims 4
The main trick to building a second floor in The Sims 4 is by adding stairs to your home. (Credit: TheConsoleSaga)
  1. Zoom out of your house and select the roof using the removal tool (the hammer) to take it off
  2. Choose a staircase and its pattern, and place it in your home (it does take some space, so be cautious of where you place it)
  3. Head up there and start adding your walls to create rooms, add windows and doors, cover your walls and floor and make it your own
  4. Add a roof to your second floor

The Pros of a Building a Second Floor

As mentioned before, building a second floor gives you tons of extra room without having to take excess space on your plot. You can add rooms for your home office, for more family members or even just different rooms for any hobbies you may have such as playing music and much more.

Second floor used for hobbies and other activities in The Sims 4
The second floor can be used for recreational activities, hobbies and more. (Credit: TheConsoleSaga)

With the extra space saved from building a second floor, you can add more garden space to your home. Or build a pool and even just add an outside entertainment area. This is especially useful if you have a smaller house and want to keep it that way. And those are just some of the benefits that can come when building a second floor to your home in The Sims 4.

Now that you have a bigger house, maybe you’re considering adopting a new pet to keep the family company. If so, then check out our guide on how to adopt a stray in The Sims 4 and add a furry friend to your family.

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