There you are. You have decided to take the plunge and buy a playhouse for your children. You have seen our selection on the home page of the site, you may have leaned towards one model or another but now you have to choose best for yourself. That’s good, we offer you in this guide a methodology to help you choose the cabin that will make your childhood dream and that will fit perfectly into your outdoor space. Who has never dreamed of having their own wooden cabin in the garden?
Because children are overflowing with imagination, creativity, and energy, the children’s playhouse is a thrilling play area for them. Offered in plastic or wood, the children’s hut allows them to have a place where they can meet and indulge in outdoor recreation. Aesthetic and very easy to assemble, the cabin in the garden is very popular with children.
1/Arm yourself with a meter.
You are going to embark on the adventure so you might as well do things right. It is indeed that the cabin is not too big for the space that you want to give it in your exterior. Refer to the measurements and technical characteristics of each hut to take its measurements into account. The first measurement is usually the length of the cabin. Take the other measurements and estimate the location of the cabin directly at home.
Once your idea of the size of the hut is estimated, it will be necessary to see if your children will have a place to play. It will be advisable to leave 50-60 cm minimum on the edges of the hut so that the children can circulate around the hut. This distance will become greater if the immediate environment of the hut can injure children (plastered wall, hedge with prickly branches, etc.)
It is better to leave more room than not enough for two reasons:
- Anesthetic reason: a large children’s house squeezed into a small corner may look out of place in your interior
- A small house in a large space will also look out of place.
- The security reason mentioned above
3/Take into account the age of the children
Depending on the age of your children, not all cabins will be suitable. We have taken the lead in this concern and grouped by age in our table on the home page and indicated the recommended age for the cabins we have selected.
Note about ages:
The question is whether you take the train on the way or not. If you want to choose your first cabin and your children are grown up, then choose a cabin which will obviously be large enough to accommodate them.
Cabins for older children: from 4 to 12 years old.
We have selected in the huts which seem to us the most appropriate for children of these ages. As a reminder, these estimates are based on real experiences with these cabins.
Hut for smaller children: 1-4 years old.
If you do it earlier and want to acquire a children’s playhouse that will last over time and that you can use over time, it will also be advisable to move towards more scalable playhouse for girls that you can keep for several years. In this table, we offer a selection of cabins which we believe are more suitable for small children.
Our guide is now complete. You should have perhaps found an idea or two on how best to choose a children ‘s house to integrate it harmoniously into your garden. In the same way as gardening, the choice of the house can considerably improve the appearance of the house or the apartment in the case of a large enough terrace.
Why Buy A Playhouse?
The garden shed or the garden house is a space that children can appropriate, personalize and where they can create a whole imaginary world just for them.They also enjoy an outdoor space in the garden where they can run, jump and have fun while remaining under parental supervision.The hut, to be personalized and fitted out with numerous games, is above all a place that they can share with their friends. The hut also becomes a social development space beneficial for their personal development.
Choosing The Cabin Adapted To My Children
Choosing a cabin for your child is an important choice, because once installed, it accompanies your child during his growth and helps him with his personal and physical development.On one level or on stilts, with stairs, ladder or rope, the cabin must be adapted to the age of your child.Whatever the cabin, children should always play under the supervision of an adult.
Which Wood To Choose For The Wooden Cabin?
Made mainly from pine wood species, the wooden playhouse for children is available in two types of wood: natural or treated.Natural wood for children’s huts must be painted and stained to be protected from outdoor weather conditions. Humidity, drought and insects are the first enemies of natural wood.Autoclave wood is wood that has previously undergone a chemical treatment in order to make it able to withstand external conditions. This type of wood is emptied of its air then filled with a product that allows it to be protected from bad weather, insects and mould.
Plastic Hut Or Wooden Hut?
In PVC or wood, these two rivals compete in the duel of choice of material for the children’s playhouse.Simplicity, mobility, assembly time or customization, the wooden cabin and the plastic cabin meet the same objectives, however, they have very different advantages and disadvantages.