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Thursday, February 9th
Little Cottage Company uses Amish craftsmanship to build their elaborate wooden playhouses. You'll need to live close to their Ohio location for a premade house to be affordable, but DIY kits are available if you've got some skill with tools (or can hire someone who does). The prices here start at over $3,000 even on the do-it-yourself assembly playhouses, and it can take months for your order to be delivered. These playhouses are well-made and beautiful, but might be out of range of the budget and skill set of a lot of prospective buyers.
Canadian-based Cedarshed uses Western Red Cedar in all of their playhouses, sheds and pergolas. You won't pay less than $5,400 here, whether you choose a bunkhouse or playhouse kit, and some models also require you to buy and install shingles or metal roofing. This shop isn't the most intuitive online store we've ever visited, and we're less-than-impressed with Cedarshed's limited one-year warranty and "all sales final" policy. You'll find high-quality playhouses here, but we prefer the options offered by Cedarshed's rivals.
A playhouse can be a simple, inexpensive way to keep a toddler occupied for a few hours in a pop-up structure in the living room - or a sturdy, wooden structure that might last long enough to give your children and later your grandchildren years of happy memories. From pirates to princesses, kitchens to caves, the adventures provided by playhouses are only limited by one's imagination.
Your first consideration when buying a playhouse is where it will be used. Obviously you won't want to buy a cardboard design for use outdoors, but it could be exactly the thing for a rainy day inside. If it's going to be set up outside, you'll want to choose a playhouse that can withstand the elements where you live, from snow to sunshine, and that fits the space you have in mind.
The next factor in your decision is the age range of the kids who will be using the playhouse. A huge climber with rock walls, rope swings and a lookout tower will be the envy of the big kids in your neighborhood, but if the child(ren) in your life can't quite walk yet, it's not going to be the right fit.
Finally, are you looking for a playhouse that's permanently installed or something that can be moved - around the yard or across the country? The most long-lasting, packed-with-features playhouses usually require you to set them up with the expectation that that's where they'll stay.
There are so many places you can buy a playhouse online, from your trusted home improvement store's website to family-owned companies that have been making sturdy wood playhouses (complete with window boxes and porches) for decades. Where should you start? Follow this list to help guide your decision:
To help you add the most fun to your basement or backyard, TopConsumerReviews.com has evaluated and ranked today's most popular retailers of playhouses. We're sure this information will make it easy to get the cutest cabin or climber for the children in your life!
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