You will notice that many of our dollhouses are already assembled, while others arrive in kits that you can piece together. The less intricate dollhouses for younger children may not arrive assembled but will be easy to put together. The dollhouse kits will require a significant amount of your time, but if you have the time, the satisfaction in building these detailed houses is extraordinary.
Who Is the Dollhouse For?
If the dollhouse is for yourself, you will probably be considering one of the many dollhouse kits that DollhousesGalore.com has available. Dollhouse kits, once assembled, are often too fragile for young children, and the builder could be highly disappointed if it was broken. Preteens, though, may enjoy helping you build a dollhouse kit and often are mature enough to handle small and delicate pieces carefully.
How Big Should the House Be?
The amount of space that you have in your home will be one large determining factor. Another thing to consider is what kind of dolls you want to use in the dollhouse. If you are buying dolls to fit the dollhouse, then that won't be a problem. But, if you are using existing dolls in the dollhouse, try to choose an appropriate size.
If you and your child are beginners, you may want to select a smaller, basic dollhouse kit, to test interest in this hobby. Basic kits are better for children, of course, but are sometimes hard to add on to. The more complex kits can be somewhat larger and offer more accessories for adding on new sections of the house or for adding more detail, such as replacing windows with ones that actually work.
What scale should I pick?
The most common scale is the 1:12, where one inch of the dollhouse equals twelve inches. This type of scale would provide you with the easiest way to add features to your dollhouse and to find furniture that will fit.
If you are looking for a Barbie dollhouse, then that scale is typically 1:6, or every 1 inch equals 6 inches.
How Do I Save Money?
Start out small, if you would like, and work your way up. If you have never bought a dollhouse before, try something a basic first. Do consider that it will be easier to add on to a more intricate home, and it is always feasible to start decorating simply with a large dollhouse. By painting the walls and staining the floor, the interior can be completed very nicely and cheaply. Be creative in your quest for furniture and create a dollhouse that is truly unique!