Benefits of Home-Made Outdoor Wooden PlayhousesContributed By: BAG Editors
Outdoor wooden playhouses are every child’s dream. Back in your childhood days, you might have found yourself wishing for such a sanctuary – a secret place that you could call your own. If you had an outdoor wooden playhouse, you probably remember that the day your father (or mother!) succeeded in building your fortress was one of the most remarkable and exciting times of your life. After all, it signified the establishment of your new imaginary kingdom and the end of your seemingly mundane playing days. That memory of you taking one small careful step at a time before reaching the threshold of your refuge and fearlessly looking down on everything around you are probably precious recollections that will forever be ingrained in your memory.
Now, as a grown man or woman with a family of your own, why not indulge your children with the same pleasurable experience that you had years ago? Go and be the cool parent that you have always wanted to be and build your child an outside playhouse based on the features they would like most. Skip the pre-made outdoor wooden playhouse kits for sale in many stores, and instead set off on a journey of making a homemade wooden playhouse on your own from scratch. Doing so provides multiple benefits over simply assembling commercial wooden playhouse kits.
For a practical parent, the most obvious advantage of building your own outdoor wooden playhouse is the expense that will be incurred in making one from scratch compared to buying a fully assembled wooden playhouse, or even a playhouse kit that you assemble yourself. Home-made playhouses can save you a great deal of money because a lot of the materials can be bought at a cheaper price. Since you’re not paying for convenience, or the labor involved in buying a pre-made outdoor playhouse, you can save quite a bit of money in the process.
Chances are that the materials that you will purchase are superior to what is included in most outdoor wooden playhouse kits. You can choose the best quality materials so they will look good and will last for many years, and you can do so while still saving money compared to the cost of a pre-assembled playhouse or a playhouse kit. You can also pick and choose materials to get exactly the look and functionality that you want.
If you want to splurge on your project after having bought all of the essential parts of the wood outdoor playhouse, you can use the remaining savings to buy additional accessories for the structure. Also, if you are a bit unsure of your carpentry skills and things go awry, then you will still have money available if you need a bit of professional construction help or need the structure repaired or modified (just make sure the finished outdoor playhouse is safe and secure before allowing children to play on it).
Monetary concerns aside, building your child’s outdoor playhouse on your own will give you the benefit of spending quality time with your family. At the same time, you can show them that they truly matter by making a huge effort for them and creating something wonderful with your bare hands. Your kids will surely appreciate your gesture knowing that their sanctuary is a product of your sweat and love, and not just some outdoor wooden playhouses bought at a store and built by others. And their appreciation of your efforts, as well as the memories that you will provide to your children, may in fact be the best benefits of all.