15 Pimped Out Playhouses Your Kids Need In The Backyard

Take a moment and think back to your five year old self. You probably had a secret wish for a playhouse or a treehouse or some kind of outdoor refuge where you could let your imagination run rampant. Now look at your kids. They have the same secret wish. Summertime is the perfect opportunity to build a playhouse in the backyard. And I’m not just talking about a hut of nailed together scrap boards. Creating a real beautiful place for kids to play will keep your little ones happy and occupied while adding to the beauty of your yard. Check out these 15 pimped out playhouses and you’ll be inspired to create a space for some real hard imaginative play this summer.

Kids playhouse slideView in gallery

Don’t have room for your current swing set and a playhouse? Kill two birds with one stone and attach a slide to the side of the little playhouse. They won’t even miss the swings. (via The Little Design Corner)

Modern kids playhouseView in gallery

Make your playhouse stand out in your neighborhood with a modern design. A slanted roof, linear designs, black trim, simple touches that can create a playhouse to match your modern styled home. (via Dirt Diggin Sisters)

Treeless kids playhouseView in gallery

Are your little ones set on having a treehouse fit for a king? Keep them safely within arms reach by elevating your playhouse only a few feet off the ground. You can build it around a tree to create the treehouse illusion without the falling hazard. (via Made With Happy)

Literary kids playhouseView in gallery

Maybe your kids are always pretending to live in a fairy tale land. Make their dreams come true with a playhouse designed after their favorite story that they’re always imagining anyway. (via The WHOot)

Mini rv kids playhouseView in gallery

Are your lacking carpenter skills keeping you from building the much longed for playhouse? Use what’s already there by thrifting a tiny trailer into a fun little home, just right for mini people. (via Baby Center)

Woven kids playhouseView in gallery

If you live in the woods, you’re always cleaning up sticks. Why not start collecting them and weave together an outdoor nook taht will be the perfect place for reading books and having picnics and playing fairies among the trees. (via Judith Needham)

Restaurant kids playhouseView in gallery

Playhouses don’t have to be houses. You can make a restaurant for your kids to play in or a grocery store or a school. Let their imaginations blow the limits of your own. (via That’s My Letter)

Pirate kids playhouseView in gallery

While we’re thinking past play houses, let’s think outside the box as well! Using some creativity and hard work, you can construct a pirate ship just like Captain Hook’s. Or maybe it will be a tiny home inside a tree for your little Lost Boys. (via Posh Tots)

Sleepover kids playhouseView in gallery

When your kids grow old enough, summertime sleepovers are inevitable. It only makes sense that you would build them a playhouse where they can roll out their sleeping bags and tell scary stories with their flashlights. (via Life of an Architect)

Modern simple playhouseView in gallery

I would hazard that your kids love to create as much as you do. So build them a playhouse as plain as possible and let them loose with paint and brushes. You can always paint over it once they’re old enough not to mind. (via The Marion House Book)

Imaginative kids playhouseView in gallery

If you really want to involve your children, let them design the playhouse themselves. Take their hand-drawn picture and make it a reality in the backyard, crooked windows, wonky door and all. (via Imagine That Playhouses)

Gypsy kids playhouseView in gallery

Is your backyard not really your own? Build a gypsy wagon that will serve is a portable playhouse so no matter where you move, your kids will be able to keep their outdoor play space. (via Momtastic)

Playhouse for teensView in gallery

Don’t think that your teenager kids should be without a playhouse of their own. They may call it something else, but providing a little house for the older ones is a great way to give them their own space to decorate and play loud music and read and have friends over without bothering you. (via Finding Home Farms)

Kids playhouse landscapingView in gallery

Just like your real house has landscaping to make the exterior pretty, a playhouse deserves no less. Planting flowers and bushes around the tiny playhouse will help it to blend in with your yard. (via Baby Center)

Kids playhouse with hammocksView in gallery

If the kids have a place to play outdoors, you should have a space too. Hang hammocks underneath a treehouse or next to a playhouse so you can be ready and able to oversee all their imaginative shenanigans. (via All For The Boys)