If you are considering buying a cubby house for your kids, you are probably already aware of all their benefits – whether it is to help open kids imagination, creativity, improve social skills, and create a space to call their own. However, when you decide to make your purchase, you’ll quickly find that there are so many different types of cubby houses that choosing one might prove difficult. You can find small, medium, and large cubby houses; is a wooden or plastic cubby house better for Brisbane, or if you live in more tropical Queensland.
Can I have a Cubby house if I live in an apartment or not have a yard? Here are some things to consider to help you narrow down your options and find the perfect cubby for your kids to love.
When looking at cubby house kits in Brisbane, safety should be the top concern. Cubby houses have various safety features such as windows that allow you to keep an eye on your kids and let them see you, too (I know right?!!!?). Doors shouldn’t have locking mechanisms; ideally, windows that can should have larger gaps to prevent tiny fingers being clipped. Timber cubbies should be properly cut and shaved to prevent splintering, and treated to reduce wood rot and termites, that will affect the structural integrity of the Cubby.
There are nearly as many different colours and styles of cubby houses as there are kids who use them. You can find fort-like or cottage style cubbies with lots of neat additions; there are cubbies that are 2 floors, have sandpits, comes with slides, and swings too. We always recommend that you and your kids paint the cubby house to personalise it to your decor, and their preference, because it can give them a sense of ownership of their own play space. And if they are too young to help with painting, at least decorating their own cubby will be a great way for them to feel that it is theirs.
A high-quality cubby house will give you the most years of safe usage. Make sure the materials are durable and strong and that the construction is built with safety in mind. With Bubby Cubby, you can find kids plastic cubby houses, as well as timber cubby houses; both made to the highest standards to be as safe as possible. With Cubby houses, you do get what you pay for. Just like building a home, it is only as good as the materials and workmanship put into building it; and good materials and workmanship cost more.
When trying to decide what size your cubby house should be, consider your child’s age; a cubby house that’s too large or small for your child may be frustrating for them. Also, figure out where you’ll place the cubby house before bringing it home; measure that space and make sure there’s plenty of room. It is very important to remember that you need an extra 1.5 to 2 m radius around your cubby house, especially if they have slides and swings. This radius is call the safety zone that needs to be cleared of things that may cause injury during play or tumbles.
Also lookout for low hanging cables. You can built a tall cubby under a low hanging cable. 🙂
This goes back to your kid’s personalities. Are they happy to have a space to play make believe or draw and explore their own world, or do them also need more adventurous play like slides and things to climb? For the more adventurous kids, you may need a cubby with swings, slides, monkey bars, climbing walls, etc. But also look out for the above advice on Size, as it will determine what extra outdoor play equipment you can add to your cubby house
Considering the above points will help you choose the best cubby house for your kids. At Bubby Cubby, we offer a range of cubby houses in many different sizes, shapes, and styles. From small cubbies appropriate for the bedroom, family room, or playroom to medium and large cubbies and DIY kits meant for the backyard, you’ll be able to find something for your child to love. Contact Bubby Cubby for more information.