Did you have a cubby house when you were a child? What kind of cubby house was it? Was it a kids wooden cubby house or was it made from plastic? I know you’ll remember if you had one growing up.
The cubby house is a place where the imagination of children can run wild and free. It’s a place where they can play with their friends based on their own rules.
It can be built to look like a castle or fort. And your children can host parties there or invite their friends for tea. It is their personal sanctuary.
Nowadays, cubby houses come in different forms. It can be a kids wooden cubby house, or it can be a cubby house made from plastic. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors too.
Cubby houses can be small, and they can be as big as a mini high street. It all depends on how much you’re willing to spend or how much time you have to spend on the cubby house.
No matter the amount you are willing to spend or the size and shape you are looking for, we are here to point you in the right direction.
Cubby houses can be divided into these types:
- Classic Cubby Houses
- Cubby Playcenters
- Themed Cubby Houses
- Luxury Cubby
Classic Cubby Houses
The Classic cubby house is a kids wooden cubby house. It is made of wood, and it is perfect for use outside. It has simple designs and is made with quality in mind. The finish too has no parallel. If you want your child to have an active imagination, this here is a black canvas for the imagination.
If the garden or yard you chose for your cubby house is small, you’ll do well to go with the classic cubby house. It is easy for this type to fit in with the décor of your garden.
When choosing the type you want, you should select wood or hardwearing poly. If you decide to go with wood, make sure that the edges are smooth and rounded. You should ensure that the panels don’t have nails, splinters or screws shooting out that can affect your children.
When you choose a wooden cubby house, you are choosing a type that will look better with age. As long as you take good care of it, it will weather well and grow more beautiful as it gets older.
If you decide to go with the hard wearing poly, that will be good too. It is a good choice if you want a clean and easy-to-assemble cubby house. The only downside is that the colors may fade under too much sun.
This type of cubby house has all the features that classic cubby house has, but it has extra features too. Those extra features encourage interaction and adventure.
This type of house can be a slide, a hatch, picnic bench or rooms inside the cubby. If your children have grown and have developed well, it is ideal for them. They can play ‘house,’ acts out the mother and child scenarios and other plays and have lots of fun.
Select a cubby house that will be big enough to accommodate your grown children’s height that will be comfortable, and that can house more than one child.
Themed Cubby House
A themed cubby house is about getting your children a cubby house that is in line with what they want. It may not be what they want; it may be what you have seen them act out. Maybe your little boy has been acting out pirate scenes. Or the little girl has been acting out the little princes’s role.
By getting them a cubby house that is in line with this, you are giving their imaginations a face. The cubby house can come in any shape you like. It can come as a castle, a treehouse, or a pirate boat. It all depends on the tastes of your children.
This is also a great choice for your grown children who have established play and have developed individual preferences.
The themed cubby house is a great choice and will make them proud when their friends come over to play. You can expect to thank you hugs later that night and subsequent nights.
Luxury Cubby Houses
Luxury cubby houses are by far the best of the lot. They are designed carefully with the addition of little features that will make them stand out from the rest.
They look like miniature homes, and they have all the things normal homes have. Some have extra rooms, petrol pumps, kitchens and attaché slides. What more could your children ask for?
Basically, any kind of cubby house will be appreciated by your children. But if you want to give them that extra treat, it’s a good thing that you now know enough about the types before you start buying.