When the Kids are All Grown Up...

Your Wooden Playhouse; A life of its own.

Here's a bunch of ideas to keep your tenacious timber useful.

When the kids are all grown up and you're left with this lovely little playhouse, you'll probably be wondering what to do with it. Save it for the grandkids? Push it to the back of the garden for the weeds to smother and suffocate it? Well, we have some smashing ideas to keep you both happy.

For one thing, the fact that it's wooden means that it blended beautifully into your garden from day one. So, it wouldn't look out of place if you kept it there. A brilliant way to make the most of your playhouse is to transform it into a shed. But, it's easy to get into the habit of hoarding. We all accumulate too many buckets and spades, ancient tins of mouldy wall paint ready for when the lounge needs some extra-vintage decor, and countless amounts of power tools that only proved useful for that one awkward wardrobe. However, now is the perfect chance to use this perfectly suitable wooden playhouse for your more functional items.

First of all, if you purchased one of our funkier playhouses, you may wish to give it a splash of natural wood stain to help it blend in slightly more.

If treated properly the playhouse will keep your belongings safe and protected from the elements, ready for when you wish to get them out and use.

Great insulation treatment provides added protection.

Superb for storing garden tables, chairs, the lawn mower, rakes, shovels, gardening materials (useful ones) and all sorts of garden accessories.

As well as being functional and practical, the playhouse also makes a beautiful garden feature. Garden sheds are usually ugly things that wither with time and end up resembling a large lump of firewood. Be creative and let the playhouse be an attractive part of your home. All you need to do is add a bit of treatment and wood stain each year to maintain its good looks and charm (see Guides).

Or, you could save the wonderful little playhouse for the grandkids. All you need to do is add a lick of wood stain each year to keep the playhouse happy and ensure that necessary checks are carried out and are up to scratch (see Guides).

However, if you wish to dispose of the playhouse instead, it's a perfectly simple process. Due to the timber being completely CCA free and sourced from sustainable and maintained forests, it's completely safe, ethical and easy for you to say farewell to the playhouse on a private bonfire; although we do recommend disassembling the playhouse prior to this, and you must remove the plastic components. Alternatively, you can dispose of the playhouse at your nearest timber tip.