If you’re thinking about buying a cubby house for your kids, and not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place!

In this guide, we share seven tips to help you decide whether to take the leap to buy.

1. Set your budget

Think about your budget. Cubby houses range from the relatively cheap to ultra-expensive.

Do you want to pay a small fortune for something that your kids might grow out of in a couple of years, or will a more basic model suit your munchkins?

2. Read product reviews

It might sound obvious, but many people don’t take the time to check at a few independent product reviews.

Review sites such as Trust Pilot might be able to give you a good idea about whether other customers are delighted or dissatisfied with a particular product or brand.

Sample a few of the good reviews but also check out some of the bad reviews.

You might, for example, learn that there are safety issues with a particular cubby house model. Your kids come first, so make sure you do proper checks before buying something that might be unsafe!

3. Is the manufacturer or retailer reputable?

Do some online searches to see what people have been saying about the manufacturer or retailer. Do they have a good reputation and are they known for good customer service?

Make sure the retailer has a good returns policy as well.

4. Durability

Check what materials the cubby house is made out of. Some materials will be more weather resistant than others.

If you want something that will be durable and last a long time, you might want to consider buying something that can be built to last.

5. Portability

Will the cubby house need to be moved from time to time or will it just stay in one location?

If it is something that will need to be moved, then you might want to buy a cubby house that is smaller in size and that is easy to take apart and put bath together again without too much hassle.

6. Assembly

Manufacturers or retailers might not tell you that the cubbyhouse you’re about to buy will require you (the customer) to assemble it.

If the cubby house won’t be delivered pre-built, you should factor in the price of assembly into your purchase price if you’re not planning on assembling it yourself.

The price for assembling cubby houses will vary according to factors such as its size and the amount of time and tooling required to put it together.

If you would like to have an Afterpack assembly expert assemble your flatpack cubby house, we would be more than happy to help! You can request a free quote here.

7. Plan around the Christmas rush!

Stock for popular items may be in short supply at certain times of the year. For example, there is often a rush on cubby houses from popular brands in the lead up to Christmas.

If you know that you need to buy a cubby house for a present, consider buying in advance to avoid the rush. There can also be delivery delays at these times of the years as well, so buying in advance can be a smart move.

We hope you found this guide helpful!

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