Thinking of building a play area where the kids can run, swing, slide, climb, hang, hide and jump? Get a head start with these 15 ideas designed to inspire.
More in Outdoors
This multi-level playhouse combines charm, whimsy and plenty of activity. It has a bridge over the swings, professional climbers' holds and a turbo tube slide. From this view you can see the balcony, flower box and hand-woven netted rope ladder on the right side. On the left side is a rung ladder up to the second-story window. Lots of added touches were included in this design, which was built for the non-profit Rebuilding Together. Check out the gable roof made of cedar shingles and the Dutch doors.
Play Like a Kid, Plan Like a Parent
SWING ASSEMBLY: Level ground, adequate anchoring and proper spacing are key to installing a safe and fun swing set.
You'll want this area to be well surfaced and padded. Kids like to jump off swings, so keep the swings well away from other equipment and obstacles. Try to avoid heavy seats that can cause bumps if a child is struck. There are many strong plastic seats now available that are lightweight.
If you are planning a disk or tire swing, provide a wide berth with a 360-degree radius spaced away from other equipment and pathways. How far apart you should space each swing on a set depends on the sideways motion.
2- Kerf Cuts (05:43)
Installing Laminate Flooring (07:28)
Remove Wallpaper Full Project (08:59)
Easy Glass Etching (04:15)
Log Cabin Kitchens (02:26)
Stress Cracks in Drywall (03:09)
Selecting the Right Tile Size (01:28)
Replacing a Wood Floor (01:08)
Build a Rustic Barn Door (00:01:00)
Step 3: Install the Top Rail (01:10)
Ways to Declutter and Stay Organized 11 Photos
11 Ways to Upcycle Old Sweaters 11 Photos
The Latest in Wall Covering Trends 8 Photos
How to Sew a Fleece Christmas Stocking 12 Photos
Kitchen Design: 11 Great Floor Plans 11 Photos
How to Wrap a Gift in Floral Garland 5 Photos
Small-Kitchen Design Tips 14 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.