Advice on Buying your Children a Playhouse

By: Spencerwilkins
Timber playhouses offer a child a chance to allow their imaginations to soar and while away many a summers afternoon playing in one. Luckily for parents they have a number of different styles and sizes of playhouses that they can select from. So finding one that their children will have hours of fun with is not that difficult.

When it comes to where you should be buying your child's timber playhouse from you have a number of options available to you. You could if you want go to your local garden centre or DIY store in order to see what they have available or you could search for them online instead. Today, most of the playhouses now available come in prefabricated form and instructions are provided so you can actually assemble it yourself.

The other choice that you have open to you rather than going for a standard playhouse that anyone can buy, is in fact to have one custom made instead. Although they are more expensive than the prefabricated models you can select a design or come up with one that it completely unique instead.

After deciding on whether you are getting a custom or prefabricated playhouse there are a number of other factors that you will need to take into consideration before you may that purchase. Below we look at just a few of these factors and which should further help you in making the right selection.

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 you have chosen the location for the playhouse the next decision you need to make is what size it is going to be. It is important to note that any building that is over 100 sq ft that is to be installed at your home may well require building permits before it can be erected. Therefore it is crucial that you check with your local authority what the position is in regards to the playhouse that you wish to install.

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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