When you choose one of our quality Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kit playhouses for your child, you are opening the door to his or her imagination. Whether they pretend to be an architect or interior designer as they decorate their new home, a librarian in their new reading room, a fireman in their new firehouse or a doctor or nurse in the hospital they just created inside their new playhouse, the possibilities are endless!
You will be helping your child’s imagination grow while creating those memories which will last a lifetime!
Our children’s playhouses give the kids a place to get away, give you the extra space you need and add to the beauty of your home!
Our DIY do-it-yourself playhouse kits are perfect for the DIY handyman or unskilled parents! Our precut, unpainted, pre-primed, ready-to-assemble kits make it easy to build a memory for your child that will last a lifetime! We have had people tell us how excited the kids were when the parents were assembling the playhouse kit. The kids view the parents as the builder! This creates a lasting memory for the child!
This Playhouse Kit is roughly 4’ x 6’ x 6’.
The picture includes Floor Kit, Chimney, Deck & Painted Rail Options, Shingles and Painted Walls.
Standard Cape Cod playhouse kit includes:
BY DEFAULT WE ARE INCLUDING THE FLOOR KIT OPTION WITH YOUR ORDER. THE PRICE SHOWN ABOVE INCLUDES THE FLOOR KIT.
*Above items can easily be purchased by the customer at a local store.
Assembly of DIY Playhouse Kits:
Assemble time will take 2 adults approximately 4-8 hours, depending on the size of the playhouse and skill level. Sara's Victorian Mansion kits will take longer. With the exception of the roof, the kit comes with alphabetized panels which are easily assembled in alphabetical order. All you need to do is fasten the panels with screws! Your kit will come with a link to an online printable manual to guide you step-by-step! What could be easier!
SAMPLE Step-by-Step Instructions:
This is ONLY a SAMPLING of the instruction manual. When your DIY kit arrives there will be paper work on the inside that will give you a hidden web link, to a FULL instruction manual for your specific product.
|Assemble your playhouse floor by using either floor kit purchased as an option or by using supplies purchased at local home improvement store. This is only an example of your step-by-step instructions, Please see your packing slip for further information on downloading your manual.|
|Install the pre-made, alphabetized panels.|
|Continue installing alphabetized panels.|
|Sample of how panels are fastened together.|
|Install pre-fastened gingerbread trim included in your playhouse kit.|
|Next, install pre-cut trusses and pre-cut sheeting on roof from kit.|
|Install drip edge and roof shingles. (Both items available at local home improvement store)|
|Install shutters and flowerboxes (included in kit)|
|Install porch and rail option if purchased. Then simply paint your playhouse any color you wish (paint not included with kit)|
|Move in! Your kids will love the memory you built for them!|
This is NOT your Instruction Manual! You will be given a hidden link for a full instruction manual.
Items Needed to Assemble Your DIY Kit Playhouse:
When you purchase one of our Do-It-Yourself playhouse kits, you will receive all the hardware needed for assembly. The only thing you need to purchase are roof shingles and drip edge. If you purchase a floor kit for your house, it will come treated and ready to place on the ground.
We will also supply you with instructions on how to find our online manual. The manual includes approximately 120 color pictures with step-by-step instructions. What could be easier than that! You just need to supply the labor!
Before beginning to assemble your DIY Kit you will need the following items:
Drip edge is an aluminum piece that will be installed along the edge of the roof of the playhouse. The shingles will be installed over top of the drip edge. This can easily be purchased at your local home improvement store or lumber yard.
All preparatory work of the site is the responsibility of the property owner. Whatever surface you choose to place your playhouse on, that surface should extend out approximately 1’ wider on all sides of your structure. Most importantly, be sure you have a level surface for your building.
There are several ways to prepare your site including the following:
Crushed Stone: We recommend using crushed stone (3/4" clean) approximately 4-5" deep. We also advise that you have 12" of stone around the perimeter of the outbuilding to control weeds and keep moisture away from the building. Before installing the stone, you can either dig out 4" of soil and simply make the stone ground level, or you can make a frame with 4"x4"s or landscape timbers and then fill flush to the top with stone.
Concrete Pad: Another option would be to have a concrete pad installed. If you are going to have a concrete pad installed, remember to keep your pad as close to ground level as possible. We recommend that you make the pad 12’’ wider on each side of the building.
Using crushed stone or a concrete pad will increase the longevity of your building/ playhouse. Having the proper site allows needed air flow, which will keep your building/playhouse looking great for years to come!
Permits: If it is necessary to obtain a building permit or cross a neighboring property, it is the buyer’s responsibility to obtain a neighbor’s permission of the necessary permit prior to delivery.
Delivery of DIY Playhouse Kits via Common Carrier:
We have playhouse kits in stock for immediate shipment. Most kits will arrive within 6-8 business days from date of order. When you purchase a DIY Playhouse Kit, it will arrive to you on a securely packaged pallet. Please be sure to note any damage with the driver. Kits can easily be assembled by 2 adults in 4-8 hours (except for Sara’s Victorian Mansion). The pieces on the pallet will weigh anywhere from 40 to 60 pounds each (some larger kits may weigh up to 95 lbs each piece). Panelized walls and alphabetized directions will make for an easy assembly!
Playhouse kits are shipped nationwide via common carrier. When your shipment is expected to be delivered via common carrier, you will be required to have 2 people there to help unload. Your shipment will arrive on a pallet (number of pallets will vary with size of building). The truck driver will help remove the bands and wrapping on the pallet, the 2 people will then be required to unload each panel piece by piece from the truck. However, if available with your order, when you purchase your playhouse, we will have your playhouse delivered with a lift-gate. With a lift-gate, the truck will pull up to the end of your driveway, and using the lift-gate will simply lift the pallet off the back of the truck and into the end of your driveway. When lift-gate is available you will only be required to have 1 person available to sign for the shipment. We will let you know after you place your order if a lift-gate is available depending on your location and the size of the playhouse.