5 Things To Look For When Buying Cubbies


1/ Size and Design

You don’t need to go too large with your cubby house. Remember that it is for your kids and they don’t need as much space – and the smaller size makes it cozy. Most playhouses are merely a box design with a door and window and roof – its not rocket surgery! The best designs are often the simplest but with a quality finish and stylish facade. Just get some cool kids furniture and decorate it with help from your kids. They will love being part of the decoration phase of the project.

2/ Quality Of Construction

Most cubby house designs in Australia are made from wood. They are durable, look good and can be painted different colours to suit your taste. You can either choose a pre-built flat pack and put it together yourself in a few hours (you hope it only takes that long) or you can try building one yourself if you have basic carpentry skills. Either way keep things simple and make sure it is strong enough to survive the Aussie elements – rain hail or shine.

3/ Cost

As with most things you get what you pay for. If you pay peanuts you get monkeys – and with regard to cubby houses, it is best to go for quality over quantity if you want it to last for years instead of just one Aussie summer. Spend a bit more and get a solid, safe playhouse with the coolest design plans that they can rough it up in. It is a playhouse so let them enjoy it and play in out without worrying about it coming down like a house of cards.

4/ Aesthetics

Kids want a ‘cool’ looking playhouse with all the features and bells and whistles. Designs are available that replicate an old barn or fire station or mechanic shop. These themes can be incorporated into the facade, and will really add to the excitement and imagination of your children’s playtime. You can also add your own features by painting and decorating according to the themes your kids are into.

5/ Fun

When it all comes down to it, you want a cubby house that your kids love – and if you take the time to think about what your kids really love doing and what they want to play with, you have already got the answer to the type of outdoor playhouse that is best for your family. So join in the great Australian tradition of getting one for your kids, and the satisfaction of watching your kids play safely and having the best fun.

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What It Can Mean For Your Family

Getting a cubby house is a choice that parents ought to take into consideration when looking at providing backyard fun and enjoyment for their children during play. The backyard icon is a phenomenon that has been especially popular in Australia for several generations and is also catching on in other parts of the world as well. It can be a great outdoor play idea for fun loving children. The main issue often faced by parents is how to find the best cubbies for your kids.

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An outdoor playhouse may just be the most amazing toy and outdoor activity you ever invest in for your kids. It can be built from scratch at home or you may choose to buy a ready made one or one that you can easily assemble at home yourself. There are so many stores that specialize in cubby houses. When you are doing research online to find the ideal design for your family, you will find that there is a great variety from which you can choose from. It will therefore be a good idea to make sure that you know what your children want and like before you start looking.

Choosing The Design And Location

The most important thing is to make sure that you are certain of the design that you need to buy. Do not be misled by many of the cheap designs and makes that are available. It may not necessarily last or be the best for your children. It is also wise to determine the position in which you will be able to place your house. Make sure that you place it in a position visible from the main house. Your child also needs some privacy as he/she enjoys his/her play house. You would therefore want to put your outdoor playhouse house at a slight angle to your yard, and perhaps even towards the rear of your yard to give the kids that independence they often need growing up.

The layout of is also of great importance. Make sure that you get a style that has a partially open front. This makes sure that you will be able to supervise what is going inside just at a simple glance. Another important aspect of the house is of course the lighting. You will find that in most cases cubby houses are rather dark due to the fact that they are normally small and enclosed. You could opt for open walls in order to let light in. Another option is to use a transparent corrugated plastic for one roof panel. This will let the sunlight in.

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Other Factors to Consider When Getting a Play House

A cubby is a great way to keep the kids occupied. While building one, the age of the child should be taken into account. Such houses are long term structures and should be spacious enough to accommodate the kids as they grow. They are usually constructed in backyards. Hence the size of the yard should be adequate to accommodate the accessories. Building a unisex design can be beneficial if you are selling the house in future. Also a kit that can be easily disassembled for storage or moving to your next home is also a huge advantage. These factors should be kept in mind when choosing and building the house so as to improve the long term benefits and enjoyment.

There are several online sites that sell pre-built cubbies that can be assembled in the backyard. It should be spacious enough to accommodate the kids’ friends as well. Accessories are a good way to enhance the usefulness of the design. As the kids grow, their interests will change. Hence it should have provision for future renovation, expansion and update of furniture and accessories.

In order to get the best out of a kids playhouse house it is recommended that you elevate it from the ground. This will gives you an open area underneath to be used as a sandpit. Alternatively build a sandpit next to it so that the children are often playing in close proximity. Take the imagination of your kids to the next level by giving them the best cubby house. Go online and you will be amazed at the range of good quality designs available. Make sure you find websites that sell them at affordable factory prices. Let your kids enjoy the benefits as they get to learn independence and use their imaginations to pretend they have their own ‘real life houses’.