Things You Need to Know about Building a Play House for Kids

If you are looking for an effective way to get your children out of the house and encourage them to use their imagination, consider building your kids their very own play houses that they can enjoy with their friends. If you have unused yard space, adding a play house that compliments your home's architectural design will make an attractive addition that suits a great purpose. If you want to build your child's play house from the ground up rather than buying a ready-made model, consider what type of amenities you would like to include and use your own creativity that may be buried deep within your mind. Here are just a few factors you will need to keep in mind before you start drawing up your plans or start the construction process.

Choosing Where You Want to Build the Play House

One of the first considerations you must keep in mind when you are building a play house is where you will build. This will become a permanent structure that needs to be stable. This is why it is essential that you build on flat, level, stable land. Survey your yard and choose a place that is away from any high-traffic areas. You should also build close to a window so that you can keep an eye on your child while they are in their own kitchen cooking dinner or entertaining their stuffed animals.

Buying the Right Materials

Once you identify where you are going to build the play house, you need to make sure that you invest in quality materials that are sturdy and will last long-term. Do not skimp and purchase discounted wood that will easily wear or rot. It is in your best interest to purchase pre-treated solid lumber that will last a long time. Check out the latest Bunnings catalogue for all the materials you’ll need. Once the play house is built you can go house shopping with your little ones to choose the perfect curtains, carpeting, tiling, fixtures, and even furniture, depending on the size of the living space inside. Make sure that all of the materials you choose are durable. As you know, children tend to be very hard on things. If you want to save money, you may be able to find carpet remnants or left over materials from a contractor for cheap.

Survey Your Kids For Ideas

The play house is going to become your child's favourite area to spend their play time. Ask your child to get involved in every way that they can. Ask them what amenities they would enjoy. You might want to build a birdbath, a patio area, or even a dog house so that your four-legged family member can play too. Remember that you do not have to do all of the work initially. Just like you improve a home, you can take time to improve a play house. Give your child a reason to play outside and invest in building a play house. Make sure you choose a practical location first, buy quality materials, and only draw your building plans after you know what you want to layout to look like. 

Written by Greg Howard


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