Transform Your Garden Shed into A Playhouse
Have you ever considered how to transform your garden shed into a playhouse?
It can be hard to keep your children adequately entertained at all times. You can end up overspending on items that they will throw away when they’re bored of using them. Rather than buying toy after toy, have you considered upcycling every day household objects? One great way to entertain your children on a budget is to upcycle a garden shed . Here we run through some steps on how to create a Playhouse out of a garden shed, to wow your children and give them a place to play for hours on end.
Your garden shed should have a perfectly adequate structure that is suitable for playing in but it’s best to check that it is in full working order with secure walls and roofing. For the summer months you won’t need to insulate the shed to make sure it is comfortable for your children but if you’d like this to be an all year-round playhouse this could be something to look into. You could even replace doors and windows with UPVC alternatives. Another important thing to do is make sure that your shed has an electricity supply so that you can install lights in there.
Next, make a plan for the interior layout. If your shed is tall enough, build a mezzanine level with a ladder which your child could use as a faux bedroom. Adding extra dimensions like this helps to make it a much more exciting space for them. It’s best to have a bedroom, kitchen and seating area for them to make it really feel like their own little home.
Painting the shed can be an easy and cheap way to update it and make it feel brand new for your children. Choose fun, bright colors and make sure to include some of their favorite colors too. To make it extra special, try adding some fairy lights and bunting.
The kitchen area is somewhere you can really have some fun with. You can purchase mini appliances like cookers and fridges to make them feel like grown-ups. You can even buy faux food so that they can ‘cook’ you a meal. Be prepared to pretend to enjoy a lot of plastic meals!
And finally, choose some nice, comfortable furniture for them to sit on. Make sure it is hard wearing as children are likely to be quite tough with it. It might be an idea to make sure it is weather proof too as they might drag it outside on occasion.
For more ideas on entertaining children, take a look at simpleparenting.co.uk . Transforming a garden shed is a fun way to create something that your children will get loads of use out of and will love to play in. It will also benefit them developmentally as they pretend to take responsibility for their own home. Ask them to look after their playhouse properly to give them practice for real world chores.