Let Sims 4 Upgrade You: How To Use Upgrade Parts

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If you’re wondering about those upgrade parts in The Sims 4, here is a guide explaining everything you need to know about them, where to find them, and how to use them in the game!

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Let Sims 4 upgrade you

In Sims 4, upgrade parts indeed have a purpose because when you select most objects in your home, you’ll see that you have the ability to improve them! 

For example, select your Sim’s fridge and then look for the Upgrade prompt. Notice that you have several options to add some cool functional upgrades to your refrigerator to improve its quality and durability. 

However, you probably can’t use any of those prompts yet because you need various parts and you probably need to increase your Handiness skill level. 

I suggest that you get your Sim’s Handiness level to at least 7 or 8 to be able to make most of the upgrades!

Let’s get into where you can find these parts.

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Sims4 Upgrade parts and how to get them

Existing types of upgrade part options in the Sims 4:

The quickest way to obtain these parts is by ordering them from any available computer.

Bring your Sim to the nearest computer, select the Order prompt, choose the Purchase Upgrade Parts, and then browse the menu to purchase.

They will immediately be delivered into your inventory and then you’re ready to start upgrading some of your furniture and household items!

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If your Sim is developing their handiness skill they can also search for new parts as they fix things around them. Once they repair objects, you can select the pile left over from the repair and then choose the Scavenge for Parts prompt.

What you can upgrade in Sims 4

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You can now do a lot of handiwork with the parts you’ve collected and that is no exaggeration!

The developers have given players so many opportunities to tinker with and manipulate everyday objects around them so there is going to be a lot to cover.

We will break it down so that you have as much information as possible because you’re going to do a lot of collecting!

Here is a list of objects and furniture that can be upgraded and the parts that each upgrade requires.

Sinks

  • Self Cleaning = 2 plumbing parts + 1 common part
  • Auto-soap Dispenser = 3 common parts + 1 plumbing part
  • H2O Siphoner = 3 plumbing parts + 2 common parts
  • Add H2O Siphoner using Eco Parts = 4 eco parts
  • Sturdy Faucets = 2 common parts
  • Water Recycler = 2 plumbing parts
  • Water Recycler using eco parts = 3 eco parts

Bathtubs

  • Clean Coat = 3 common parts + 2 plumbing parts
  • Self Cleaning = 2 common parts + 1 plumbing part
  • Sturdy Faucet = 3 common parts
  • H2O Siphoner = 3 plumbing parts + 2 common parts
  • Add H2O Siphoner using eco parts = 4 eco parts
  • Water Recycler = 2 plumbing parts + 1 common part
  • Water Recycler using eco parts = 3 eco parts

Showers

  • Apply Self-Cleaning Wall Coating = 2 common parts + 2 plumbing parts
  • Install Pulsating Massage Jets = 3 common parts + 1 plumbing part
  • H2O Siphoner = 3 plumbing parts + 2 common parts
  • Add H2O Siphoner using eco parts = 4 eco parts
  • Upgrade the Water Flow Regulator = 2 common parts
  • Water Recycler = 2 plumbing parts + 1 common part
  • Water Recycler using eco parts = 3 eco parts

Hot tubs

  • Aromatherapy Filter = 3 common parts + 1 plumbing part
  • Stereo = 2 common parts
  • Make Unbreakable = 2 common parts
  • Add H2O Siphoner = 3 plumbing parts + 2 common parts
  • H2O Siphoner using eco parts = 4 eco parts
  • Water Recycler = 2 plumbing upgrade parts + 1 common part
  • Water Recycler using eco parts = 3 eco parts

Dishwasher

  • Increase Cleaning Speed = 1 plumbing part
  • Make Extra Reliable = 2 common parts
  • Run Quieter = 1 common part
  • Make Unbreakable = 2 common parts

Washing Machine

  • Laundry Additive Tray = 1 common part + 1 kitchen part
  • Presoak = 1 common part + 2 plumbing parts
  • Speed Cycle = 2 common parts + 1 plumbing part
  • Whisper Quiet = 1 common part + 1 plumbing part
  • Tungsten Drum = 2 plumbing parts

Refrigerator

  • Fresh Maker = 2 common parts + 1 kitchen part
  • Fridge of Steel = 2 common parts + 1 kitchen part
  • Energy-Efficient Device = 1 common part
  • Energy-Efficient Device using eco parts = 3 eco parts
  • Fuel Cell = 1 electronic part + 2 common parts
  • Fuel Cell using eco parts = 4 eco parts
  • Reinforced Door = 4 common parts

Stove

  • Self Cleaning = 3 common parts + 1 kitchen part
  • Heat Sensor = 2 common parts
  • Coated Exterior = 3 common parts
  • Energy-Efficient Device = 1 common part
  • Energy-Efficient Device using eco parts = 3 eco parts
  • Fuel Cell = 1 electronic upgrade part + 2 common parts
  • Fuel Cell using eco parts = 4 eco parts 

Microwave

  • Flavor Enhancer = 2 common parts + 1 kitchen part
  • Self Cleaning = 2 common parts
  • Coated Interior = 3 common parts

Coffee Pot

  • Infuser = 3 common parts
  • Self Cleaning = 2 common parts

Tea Magic Personal Brewer

  • Infuser = 3 common parts
  • Self Cleaning = 2 common parts
  • Add Stick-Free Pot = 3 common parts

Espresso Engine

  • 2 common parts
  • 1 kitchen part

Television

  • Super Reception = 4 common parts
  • Firaxium Wiring = 3 common parts + 1 electronic parts
  • Better Components = 4 common parts
  • Energy-Efficient Device = 1 common part
  • Energy-Efficient Device using eco parts = 3 eco parts
  • Fuel Cell = 1 electronic + 2 common parts
  • Fuel Cell using eco parts = 4 eco parts

Computer

  • Better Video Card = 5 common parts + 1 electronic parts
  • IP Spoofer = 4 common parts + 1 electronic parts
  • ECC RAM = 5 common parts
  • Energy-Efficient Device = 1 common part
  • Energy-Efficient Device using eco parts = 3 eco parts
  • Fuel Cell = 1 electronic upgrade part + 2 commo parts
  • Fuel Cell using eco parts = 4 eco parts

Gaming Console

  • Tighten up Graphics = 2 common parts
  • Install Wireless Display Override = 3 common parts
  • Unbreakable Upgrade = 3 common parts

DJ Booths

  • Add Dynamic Surge Protection = 1 electronic part + 4 common parts
  • Equip Advanced Heat Sink = 3 common parts
  • Equip Particle Generators = 3 common parts
  • Install Plasma Display = 2 common parts
  • Install Wireless Display Override = 1 electronic part + 3 common parts

Stereo

  • Super Reception = 4 common parts
  • Firaxium Wiring = 3 common parts
  • Better Components = 3 common parts

Bed

Massage Controls = 4 common upgrade parts

Dryer

  • Lint-Less = 1 common part
  • Speed Cycle = 2 common parts
  • Tungsten Drum = 1 electronic part
  • Whisper Quiet = 1 common part

Fireplace

  • 3 common parts
  • 2 plumbing parts

This is a unique addition to Sims 4 where players are able to manually improve their household items instead of just being able to repair them!

Happy fixing and hope your Sim’s household is as efficient and as up-to-date as you want it!

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