Just picture yourself sitting on the back deck sipping your Saturday morning coffee as you see your little girl excitedly running toward you waving a scrap of paper. She stands in front of you, her face beaming with the biggest smile you have ever seen. With a little curtsey and a bow she presents to you and your spouse, an invitation to a fabulous tea party at her house later on in the day. As she bounces up and down with anticipation you glance at each other, smile broadly and graciously accept. It is at that moment, you realize just how much the small investment into your child’s brand new wooden playhouse is going to grow throughout the years to come.
The joy and excitement your children will get from having a cottage playhouse in the back yard can have life long lasting effects on how you and your family plays together. We are all familiar with the old axiom that states “The family that plays together stays together.” In today’s busy world that old truth has more importance than ever before. We need to become more focused in this hectic, complicated environment and the best thing to focus in on right now is home and family.
Strong families make strong communities which makes strong nations. It may be a little hard to believe but outdoor playhouses can lead to a better world. Our children are our future and the more we can do for them now the more they will do for us long into the future.
For a little more than the cost of a small lawn tractor you can ensure your kids will have a great place to spend their days and have the chance to grow up developing a wonderful imagination. Playhouses are also a great way to make your backyard the place that all of your child’s friends want to hang out and play all day long. There obviously are tea parties to host, lunches to serve and sleep-outs to have. These will create fond memories for years to come.
There are many great manufactures that can supply parents and homeowners with beautifully built toy playhouses. HomePlace Structures is probably the top of the line maker of these outdoor play houses. They are from Austin, Texas and have very nice do it yourself kits for up to $2,500.00. These charming little houses feature a real front porch with white picket railings and flower boxes built-in under each of the two front windows. There are also two dormers on a roof that is covered with sculpted shingles making this a very good, safe and dry place for your kids to play. All HomePlace models offer a full sized door for quick and easy access by adults and parents.
HomePlace Structures has no less than 6 different models of playhouses to choose from; some with porches and dormers and some without. There are two styles of The Country Cabin, two styles of the Victorian and two styles of the Deluxe Victorian. The houses can start as low as $1,199.00 and can run up to above $2,500.00 depending on size and desired features. You can even get a model that has interior walls covered with finished pine board – all in all a very nice outdoor playhouse that can send your kids off into a world of their own.
Kidcraft builders make outdoor cottage playhouses that are perfect for parents on a tight budget. For under $270.00 you can get a small 55” tall wood playhouse that features a play sink, a storage place for toys and even a real mailbox with a flag.