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The Sims 4 Basement Treasures: Building A Cluttered Basement

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Do you know what treasures are hiding in your basement?

The Sims 4 Basement Treasures is one of two brand-new Kits recently added to our growing collection of smaller content packs. The Kit features a variety of new objects, albeit some that have seen better days! Featuring objects with a slightly more grungy style, as well as a nostalgic throwback or two. If you know, you know!

We wanted to put this new Kit to the test by creating our own basements using the new objects. However, looking at The Sims 4 Basement Treasures Kit, you can do more than just create Basements! A number of the new objects work well in various different themed builds and with other packs. One that I’m sure many will think to pair together is The Sims 4 City Living. Of course, there are a number of packs that this new Kit will work well with!

Now, without further ado, let’s build our own Basement filled with nostalgic memories and treasures galore!

Building with The Sims 4 Basement Treasures Kit

Getting Started

As this is a basement build, I wasn’t too worried as to which lot I was going to build it on, as I had just created a new save. With a random pre-made lot selected, I jumped into trying to figure out how I wanted this basement to look.

The first few layouts seemed too large and would be overwhelming to fill all the space in some way. Taking it back to basics and keeping it simple, I eventually settled on one that I felt would work.

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The beginning of our basement layout!

The basement started to take shape after placing a variety of different objects from The Sims 4 Basement Treasures and several other packs. At this moment in time, there was no real final placement for a lot of the objects just more experimenting with different combinations throughout the basement.

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If you know, you know!

I had two things I wanted to achieve in this first basement build. The first was that it was a space where long forgotten furniture could be stored as well as having space to store those lesser used objects. Secondly, even though it would be somewhat cluttered, a usable area of the basement featuring a small seating area and television set up. It wouldn’t be the most aesthetically pleasing area of the basement however it would be perfect considering the surroundings.

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It’s taking shape!

I have to admit, there was a moment when I absolutely hated how things were coming together. I ended up clearing the room of all the objects and starting over again. After some more trial and error, scrolling through the Build catalog and trying out objects from various different packs, slowly but surely it started to take shape.

Clutter, Clutter & More Clutter

One of my favorite things to do when building is adding a touch of clutter to my builds. Now with so many more options for adding clutter, especially with the likes of the Everyday Clutter Kit. There are so many more ways to help bring your builds to life now!

I found myself digging through the Build Catalog once again, looking at the likes of City Living, Strangerville, and more to find the perfect objects to add to this Basement Build.

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A Basement full of treasures and memories!

The Sims 4 Basement Treasures and Other Packs

It goes without saying that the Basement Treasures Kits work perfectly with a number of other packs in The Sims 4! Be it wall decor, clutter objects, or even pieces of furniture that have seen better days, here are a few packs that we found worked well with Basement Treasures!

  • City Living
  • Growing Together
  • Strangerville
  • Werewolves
  • Vampires
  • Everyday Clutter
  • Bust the Dust
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Another look at a Cluttered Basement for your Sims

Download This Build!

Overall this basement treasures-inspired build is not only cluttered and messy but also a useable space! Whether it is purely for storing furniture your Sims no longer need or a place for your teen Sims to hang out, there is plenty of options!

This build features no custom content and features objects from The Sims 4 Basement Treasures and several other packs. Full details of the packs used can be found in The Gallery listing.

Click the button below to download the Cluttered Basement or search the ID Leekseverywhere in the Gallery!

Looking for something to read next? Check out our overview and review of The Sims 4 Greenhouse Haven Kit!

About the author


Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff. You'll usually find me hanging out in our Discord, in-game or creating articles!

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