Your House

The Sims Social Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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Your House

Use the shop to make changes to the layout, style and design of your Sim’s house. You can store any items you do not want to use right away by using the move button and dragging it into the storage area. You can access storage and place items directly into your house.

To move items around, select them in shop mode and then click the move button. You are given the option to rotate items to make sure they are usable in your house, and look at their best. You can also click on the sell button to get some cash for your unwanted items, or put them in storage. You are given a quote for the item once you click on sell.

One of the main goals in The Sims Social is to increase the value of your property. You will see The Home Value, which indicates the physical worth of your house. You can make this number go up by redecorating, adding rooms and increasing the quality of the items within.

Build Mode

You can add more rooms to your house by going to the Build section of the Shop. There are a variety of Room types to choose from, so select the one you want and pick the location for it. Unlike in previous Sims games, you actually have to construct the room yourself, including putting a door and windows in! Speak to friends and see if they are willing to help you build it.

At this time you are not able to expand the plot of land that your house is on, but expect this to be added soon (as a premium add on, we would imagine). You cannot own more than one house, though again, this is likely to be added in the future.

It is important (when increasing the value of your house) to make sure the outside is decorated as well as the inside. You can use wallpaper for this, by ensuring the walls are visible and simply copying the technique from decorating the inside of the house.

To get help from a friend in constructing a new room on your house, simply send them a request to help. Keep an eye out for requests from friends for your help too!

To put furniture into storage, simply go into Shop Mode, click on your item that you would like to remove, then select the move icon. Drag the item down to the bottom of the screen into the storage zone.

Complicated items, like a grill, you have to build after buying them. You cannot store unfinished items either, so consider this carefully before you splash the cash.

Build Mode also has a Storage function – you can place rooms in storage if you do not want them on the house. This follows the same methodology as Shop Mode.


If you do not maintain your garden, weeds grow. This is not like previous Sims games where your garden stays pristine forever regardless of how much you use it. You should regularly get your Sim to weed the garden. This does earn you some rewards as well, so should not be ignored.

Build a Free Room

It's possible to construct your house so that you get a room completely free through some clever design!

To do this, position four rooms in a cross shape, leaving a central courtyard area. All the walls should be connected – you should have a square space in the middle. It's this space that makes your free room. You can put floor tiles down and wallpaper up to make it more homely, without the cost of building the room from scratch.

Some weeds may grow up through the floor tiles, but if you put down rugs they will prevent them from coming through.

Increase Your Home Value

A good way to increase the value of your home is to look out for the ‘Specials' area in Build Mode. In this section you will find items that are dramatically reduced in cost, or even items that previously were premium (costing SimsCash) but are now temporarily available with Simoleons.

How to Speak French to Other Sims

One of the game's romantic interactions is for your Sim to speak French to another. To enable this, you first need to learn French by reading a French book as one of the interactions with a bookcase. Then, if you perform enough romantic interactions with another Sim, you will get the option of Je t'aime. Select this to begin speaking French to them.

Missing Rooms in Storage

If you put a room into storage, you should be able to get it back by selecting Storage, then Rooms. However, if you put the first room you start the game with into storage, it will be deleted, so beware!

Vacation Homes

Vacation Homes are a recent edition to The Sims Social. To be able to build yourself a Vacation Home, you need to be at least Level 10, and have a home value above 33,000.

Then, you can click the new Locations button, left of the Inspiration bar. Select the property that is for sale, and, as long as you have 12,000 Simoleons, 5 Certificates and 10 Contracts, you will be able to purchase it. If you are lacking the requisite Certificates and Contracts, you can always buy them with SimCash, but the best way is to ask for them from friends.

Your application to build a Vacation Home then needs to be approved. You will be waiting 24 hours for this.

Note that once you have your new Vacation Home, items you purchase can be used in your main property and your Vacation Home – you don't need to buy them twice.


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How can I build a duplex house ?

Added 20th Apr 2015, ID #545453


Added 23rd Apr 2013, ID #276815

I can I build the rooms I've added myself without having to ask friends on facebook for help?????????????????????

Added 19th Apr 2013, ID #275464


Added 11th Feb 2013, ID #253340

ok thanks

Added 31st Dec 2012, ID #233384

Is is possible to sell your beach house? I have to many properties and can't keep up with them all? Plus it slows my game down.

Added 15th Oct 2012, ID #196600

I need help! I built a sims house, but when I click on it, it doesn't do anything and its completed now i can't add a sim! What can i do! I've tried other houses but they say wait till the other sim arrives!! Please help I don't want to start over.

Added 15th Oct 2012, ID #196540

Hii My name on facebook is DaisyMae Whitelaw! I'm level 18 on the Sims S! My house value is 100K If you need to know anything message me and i'll try to help! I also have a few cheats! But they will cost a gift!! Hope to hear from you DaisyMae. xxx

Added 23rd Aug 2012, ID #179259

How do u get certificates what do u do to earn them? Help me!

Added 11th Aug 2012, ID #174948

does anyone know how to take something out of my house and put it in my storage?

Added 1st Aug 2012, ID #170925

I am trying to get the free car through a quest. My last stage says to visit bella's house, click on her car, and select "check out interior". When I go to her house, there is no car. What am I supposed to do?

Added 27th Jul 2012, ID #169176

i put tiles on the grass and i want to put it back now. How do i do that? It won't let me.

Added 3rd May 2012, ID #138981

I can't pick up furniture it only says Click here to cancle I want to storage the item..

Added 14th Apr 2012, ID #133298

i have a challenge that says to clean 6 items around your house... how do i do that when nothing in my house ever getsd dirty and everthing is supah clean? i tried using things alot such as the toilet and the shower but ti did me no good...........

Added 30th Jan 2012, ID #110702

I bought a room that requires 5 friends to build. so far, I have 4 but I'm sick of waiting. what will happen if I sell the room and buy a different room that only requires 3 or 4 people to build?

Added 26th Jan 2012, ID #109579

how do i toggle my view?? It only lets me zoom in and out but i can never see it form a different angle and im trying to paint my walls but i can't see the opposite sides lol its so annoying!

Added 27th Dec 2011, ID #99430

can we buy plant plots

Added 4th Dec 2011, ID #92800

i cant build a room it keeps saying that it hit a snag all the time and it wont let me build it

Added 3rd Dec 2011, ID #92476

[b][/b] can u tell a website where we can cheat 2 build rooms earn sim cash etc?

Added 3rd Dec 2011, ID #92201

Im going insane! This game will not let me build a room, It says to reload it everytime.. Ive even left it for days and still nothing.. Wat do i do??!

Added 30th Nov 2011, ID #91647

y want simoleons,simcash and social points

Added 27th Nov 2011, ID #90807

how do u get out of your house and go places ?

Added 26th Nov 2011, ID #90340

I placed wood on my lawn to make a deck. Now I dont want it there anymore, how do I get my grass back?

Added 22nd Nov 2011, ID #89391

can we combine two rooms to make it one???is this possible?

Added 10th Nov 2011, ID #86365

[b][/b] build mode

Added 4th Nov 2011, ID #84926

can someone please help me, i have the 5 people i need to build my room, but every single time i hit BUILD it cuts off and tell me to reload!? wtf??!! its driving my nuts! especially since my room was like $4000 or $5000!!! my internet is still connected the whole time. please help, has this happened to anyone else?

Added 4th Nov 2011, ID #84903

I accidentally rotated my house and would like to get it back to how it was when i first started the game. the front door and bathroom door are right next to each other now. what do i do?

Added 2nd Nov 2011, ID #84658

my thing when i ask people to help build a room takes forever to load and usually never loads what do i do

Added 1st Nov 2011, ID #84525

save and dont buy anything...

Added 29th Oct 2011, ID #83892

is there a secret to growing weeds? I've noticed people leave purchased items in the yard, does this prompt then to grow?

Added 22nd Oct 2011, ID #82059

I cancelled my house or deleted it by accident I lost everything but the bathroom how do i recover it?

Added 20th Oct 2011, ID #81679

let's say i had two 4x4 rooms built side by side. how do i remove the wall between them to make two small rooms into one big room?

Added 14th Oct 2011, ID #80235