Discover basement treasures hidden under the dust!
The Sims 4 Kits have become a staple for CAS enthusiasts and builders, often filling in gaps in the game’s existing catalogue. The Sims 4 Basement Treasures Kit continues this pattern, adding a variety of musty, outdated furniture and distressed décor that aims to help Simmers tell generational stories through the homes that they build. This kit embraces the idea that objects have a history and tell their own stories.
The Basement Treasures kit comes with a total of 26 Build/Buy items and 1 styled room inspired by old basements that have accumulated generations’ worth of well-loved but forgotten belongings. Most items have between 4-8 swatches and many of the objects in this kit come in both newer and more scratched up or damaged colour varieties.
Check out the catalogue entries, in-game swatch previews, and our review of The Sims 4 Basement Treasures Kit below!
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The Sims 4 Kits: Basement Treasures
Below, you can check out all the catalogue entries and in-game swatches for the latest addition to the The Sims 4 Kits collection. We left no stone unturned with this kit. You can see every single item and every single swatch available so you know exactly what you can expect to get if you purchase this kit!
We were intrigued by the idea of a basement kit when it was first announced. Players have been complaining for years that there isn’t enough grungy, worn-out furniture in the game. What little we did have was often part of pricey expansion packs, so it’s nice to receive a whole collection of items in this theme for the much smaller price of The Sims 4 Kits.
There are many unique items that we love in this kit, such as the vintage television sets and the disassembled heart bed that leans against the wall. We think it’s hilarious that The Sims Team snuck in this reference to the famous Vibromatic Love Bed from past Sims games that is sadly no more. It’s in The Sims 4 Kits’ basement now.
A lot of the items do fill in gaps in the catalogue, such as the stacked chairs, the landline telephone off its hook, and the luggage bag sitting on an old dolly. These are truly unique items; we didn’t really have anything like them before and that’s going to allow players to create things that they couldn’t achieve before without either custom content or a lot of build cheats.
However, this doesn’t mean that we would go so far as to consider this a perfect build kit. There are a few instances where we feel The Sims Team missed a couple opportunities. We expect The Sims 4 Kits to be of the highest quality. Every item should look good both from afar and up close. To its credit, most of the items in this kit do hold up to that standard, but a couple of the items do not. We couldn’t help but notice that the box with clothes and binders in it gets quite blurry when zoomed in on it. The old telephone also has some issues with the cord looking flat or squished in some spots.
We were also hoping to see some of that 70s patterned wallpaper and wall paneling that was shown in the roadmap. Instead, we have one pretty boring wallpaper in pretty boring swatches that look a lot like many of the other plain wallpapers in the game. And while we do understand that this is a build kit and not a gameplay kit, having a home phone that’s just decoration feels like a bit of a missed opportunity. Especially since players have been asking for functional landline telephones for over eight years now.
It’s hard not to notice that this kit has no flooring options, either. However, we do think the floor decals make up for that and allow for more versatility overall than just a new floor. Players can now make any floor in the game look damaged and distressed with these decals. It’s also worth mentioning that in spite of these criticisms, this kit still shows a lot of attention to detail in other ways. The bookcase with that one shelf that isn’t level and the adjustable floor lamp we’re certain everyone over the age of 30 remembers from their childhood home are just a couple examples.
So what’s our final verdict on The Sims 4 Basement Treasures Kit? As far as The Sims 4 Kits go, we think it’s a pretty solid kit. Despite the criticisms we pointed out, we think this kit still adds a lot of value to the build catalogue. It has plenty of unique and nostalgic items, most of those items have great textures, and it really makes us envision a space that we couldn’t really envision before with The Sims 4 Kits. If you’re a fan of old, grungy items from decades past, we’re positive you’ll love this kit.
Looking for more The Sims 4 Kits? Check out our overview and review of the new Greenhouse Haven Kit!