Your little ones deserve a place of their own, a place where they can spend quiet time playing, reading and imagining or where they can hang out with their friends and siblings. One great way to give your children their own spot is to build them a kid’s retreat at home. There is no one way to do so; there are actually countless ways to create a kid’s retreat without spending a lot of money. These are just a few good ideas; if you use your imagination, you can come up with even more potential ways to create a kid’s retreat for your little ones.
Build a Treehouse
Treehouses are part of lots of kids’ dreams, and you can create one easily and without spending a lot of money, especially if you have a bit of experience in carpentry. You will need sturdy wood and a good plan, but you can often find treehouse plans on the Internet if you look for them. It is important to make sure that your child’s treehouse is safe, however; therefore, you might want to think about enlisting a professional to help you if you don’t have a lot of building experience. You might be surprised by how affordable it can be to hire a professional, and you will feel better about the experience. You will also surely end up with a treehouse that your children will love and that you can be proud of.
Turn a Shed Into a Kid’s Retreat
If you have an old shed in your yard that you don’t use, it could work perfectly as a child’s retreat. Make sure to clean it out well, and get rid of any tools or chemicals that could be harmful for your children. If you add a child-safe fan or heater and ample lighting, you can turn a shed into a great retreat for your little ones. If you don’t have an old shed on your property already, consider looking into the cost of a new one. In many cases, you can get a small one for the same price or less than a traditional child’s playhouse, and the shed will likely be bigger and more comfortable for your children.
Make Use of Space Under the Stairs
If you have stairs in your home, chances are good that you might have wasted space underneath them. With a little carpentry and patience, you can turn this spot into a great kid’s retreat, and you will be able to keep an eye on your children because they will be playing inside instead of in an outdoor retreat. Also consider purchasing bunk beds or loft beds, kids just love the personal space and a bit of privacy.
Buy a Pre-Built Playhouse
There are pre-built playhouses available that are relatively affordable, and you might be able to find the perfect option for your little ones. These playhouses are an especially good idea if your children are very small.
Create a Retreat With Plants
If you have high plants, you can create a retreat for your children with them. For even more fun and an educational experience, consider planting these plants with your kids.
Written by Kylie Ward