3 Ways To Keep Costs Down When Building A Playhouse

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3 Ways To Keep Costs Down When Building A Playhouse

23 September 2015
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For children, having a place to allow their imaginations to run wild is often paradise to them. While role playing with toys in the living room is enough for some kids, others would like to have their own place where they can escape. This is where a playhouse comes in handy. The project itself can be expensive, which is why it is a good idea to look for areas that will minimize your costs. Luckily, there are a few ways you can save money while building a playhouse.

Use Solar Panels

Connecting your playhouse to your home's electrical system will add on to your monthly electrical bill. You can save on your monthly bill and cut costs by installing solar panels. It is key that you understand what items you want your solar panels to power and how long you would like the items to be powered for. This will allow you to get a good understanding of how many watts you will need to achieve this goal. For more information, contact a solar panel installation company such as Powerhouse Solutions.

Use Recycled Materials

Many playhouse construction plans call for the use of materials like lumber and slate. While these materials are great for building homes, they can be a little expensive for a simple playhouse project. As a result, you can scale back on these costs by using recycled materials in place of more expensive options. For example, recycled plastic lumber is a great alternative to traditional lumber. Its durability and look are  comparable to lumber and it comes at a fraction of the price.        

Use Cellulose Insulation

Insulation is great for keeping a room cool during warm months and warm during the colder months. Without it, any room will quickly experience heating and cooling problems. Fiberglass is frequently used as insulation in homes. However, you can use cellulose insulation to build your playhouse instead. Cellulose is a plant fiber that is commonly used to insulate walls and roofs in homes and buildings. Due to its low thermal conductivity, cellulose works better than fiberglass to insulate your home. In the end, you will spend less money on electricity and use up less energy from your solar panels.

Creating a playhouse for your child does not have to be an expensive endeavor. You can still include a number of cool functions without breaking the bank. Therefore, use this guide as a way to ensure that you are able to keep costs down while building a playhouse.