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DIY Playgrounds on Your Property

By Louise Morrin

If you've got kids or are thinking of starting a family soon, it might be time to consider how you can incorporate more child-friendly activities into the outdoor areas of your piece of Carlton real estate.

Whether you're a DIY expert or are simply looking for a new project to keep you busy, why not construct a cubby house for your little rascals? There are many companies that sell DIY kitsets, or you could even build yours from scratch.

You can paint it according to your kids' favourite colours, and even let them help out by handing them a paintbrush.

For anyone who is more of more of a buy-and-erect type of builder, a simple swing set should not be underestimated. Not only will a swingset give you an occasional break when your kids are out playing on them, but it's a great way for kids to blow off steam and interact with each other.

Make sure that all play equipment is stable and set up securely on even ground before letting your child play on it, and teach your child the correct and safe way to play on their new products.

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