Keter My Garden Playhouse

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PRODUCT: Keter My Garden House (www.keter.com )Keter My Garden Playhouse

DESCRIPTION: A plastic outdoor cottage-themed playhouse for young children, with opening half-door, two windows, shutters and fenced garden area. Assembled dimensions are W155 x D118 x H117cm. Available in two colour designs. Suitable for children aged 2 years upwards.

ASSEMBLY: The playhouse comes flatpacked and requires assembly using the simple-to-follow diagrammed instructions manual. Despite the large size of some of the pieces, the lightweight plastic design enables the playhouse to be put together easily and quickly (no extra hands or tools required!). The main playhouse panels/frame are assembled using chunky plastic screws (the shutters and door are already attached), and the garden fence pieces slot together using matching plastic connection pieces. Four plastic feet also sit in designated slots around the bottom of the fencing. The two roof panels are fitted together at the join using further plastic screws, and are secured to the main playhouse frame via small slotted fastenings round the edge. The arched 'lintels' and sill then simply clip into place on the corresponding door and windows. The playhouse is now ready to use!

GOOD POINTS: Finding a decent children's playhouse can cost a fortune, however we think that the My Garden House from Keter is a decent quality, good-sized playhouse that won't break the bank!

The playhouse has certainly been designed particularly with young girls in mind, with two contrasting pretty colour schemes to choose from (including lime green/pink/turquoise and lime green/white/grey), and a cottage-themed construction. This includes a main roofed house enclosed on three sides and featuring two windows, one with cute opening shutters, and a working half-door on the front that young children will love opening and closing. The forth side is open and leads onto a little fenced garden.

The house is very easy to assemble (see above) and is intended for outdoor use. The finish is excellent, with a good quality plastic construction that is lightweight but rigid and durable (with UV protection to minimise fading over time), and ideal for withstanding all weathers and temperatures.

The attention to detail in the design is really authentic, including among other things slat effect panels, lintels round the top of the door and windows, and a raised decorative postbox and tulips next to the door. The garden has cute picket fencing, with pretend nail fixings and grass-effect detailing running round the bottom.

The playhouse is a decent size, offering not only a great space for young children to play or simply relax, but also some shelter from the elements, enabling continued use throughout all seasons.

In our opinion, the My Garden House offers a wonderful garden accessory for plenty of outdoor role play activity, whatever the British weather!!!

BAD POINTS: There are only two colour schemes available and the playhouse requires a fairly large area for setup so is not designed for those short on garden space. There are also no built-in fittings inside the house.

PRICE: Approx. £105

 

Available from Amazon: Keter My Garden Playhousealt

 

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