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Choosing Playhouses for the Children

May 17, 2008
Timber playhouses will offer your child a chance to allow their imagination to run riot as well as allow them a place where they can while away a few hours on a summers afternoon. When it comes to what kind playhouse a parent wants for their child they will soon find that they have a number of different styles and sizes that they can select from. So finding one that really suits their child's requirements is not going to be as difficult as they first thought.

When it comes to buying a playhouse for the garden you have a number of different options as to where you can get one from. You can either visit your local DIY store or garden centre where they will offer you a number of different styles or the much better choice is by going online. Most playhouses that you see available in your DIY store, garden centre and online are ones that have been prefabricated and come in a kit form which you can then assemble yourself.

Although a readymade ready to assemble playhouse is good a custom made one offers you much more scope on the actual design and layout of it. Yes these kinds of playhouses do cost more but the workmanship that goes into them means that they are sturdy and strong and will cope with whatever your children choose to put them through.

Once you have decided on whether you are going for a custom or prefabricated playhouse you now need to take other factors into consideration before you make your purchase. Below we look at just what these are and which should help you with selecting the right playhouse for your children.

The first thing you need to consider is where you are actually going to be placing it. Ideally it should be not only somewhere that they children have easy access to it, but in a position where you can also see it from your home. If you can place it in a location within the garden where it gets plenty of natural sunlight throughout the day.

Once the location has been chosen you now need to make a decision on just what size of playhouse you want built. If you intend to install anything over 100 sq ft then you may well need to seek permission from your local authority to do so. Also before you purchase the playhouse depending on its size it might be advisable to see if your neighbors are bothered about such an installation or not.

Remember the size of playhouse you choose for your child should be one that will meet their requirements not only at the time when it is installed but as they grow up. Although prefabricated ones are cheaper, the custom built models are far more likely to meet these requirements and save you money in the long run as you are unlikely to need to replace it in the future.

After choosing where the playhouse is going to be located and the size you need to next decide on what style you want. Because there are so many to choose from this is probably going to be the most difficult part of the selection process, therefore why not get your children involved (unless it is a surprise for them). By doing this you will be ensuring that you get exactly what they want and something that they will actually use.
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There are a number of playhouses available to purchase from online shops and can keep the children occupied! Also look at purchaseing some garden toys that can accompany the playhouses.
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