Joshua was really lucky a couple of years ago that as a family we all clubbed together to pay for what we now think is our garden essential … The playhouse.
However, when we were looking round for one, we were inundated with ideas but no real way of finding out which was the best for us and very few that had any real information on them never mind reviews so we went in blindly with purchasing ours which thankfully paid off for us but it could have backfired.
The good news is that buying blindly doesn’t have to happen anymore and What Shed who are a buyers guide have been sharing what playhouses have to offer and since they have more than most in the descriptions and include both wooden and plastic options they have some really great articles on what to look out for, after all they are not the cheapest investments if you’re looking to purchase a playhouse you need to buy wisely and even though this article is called Playhouses For Girls I have a little boy who has been nothing but in love with his Playhouse since we finally painted it so they really do work well for boys or girls.
Most playhouses I came across when we were looking to buy were just wood and the inspiration and decoration is down to you, initially I thought it would be an issue but even after the week it took me to undercoat and paint ours inside and out I am so so pleased I invested the time as this playhouse has been a key feature in our garden play.
Inside we have a wooden cooker and table and chairs and even though Joshua is 5 in April I have no doubt we are going to have many more years playing out of this Playhouse … although his recent request to turn it minion yellow may have fallen on deaf ears!
Through the winter we have stored his bike and scooters but I am so itching now to get it completely finished and even make some curtains for the windows! … And when he no longer wants to play I could always make it into an office … being only 5ft tall does have its advantages.
Or maybe I will just move the husband in and get some peace and quiet.
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