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5 Tips to building a playground on your property

Building a playground can be a very interesting project as it has a lot of advantages. This is because having a playground on your property can significantly increase the value of your property. Building a playground from scratch can be a daunting task as it requires, time, resources and skills. Natural playgrounds attract more potential homebuyers because there is a lot of space in which the children can play. When you are looking to build a playground on your property, these are important tips which one needs to consider.

  1. Have Adequate Space

When you are looking to build a playground the one thing that you need to have adequate is the space. It’s important to take time to analyze the space that you have on your property that you can allocate for the playground. In determining the space it’s important to understand that the playground will extend the equipment’s that are there. Space also needs to be adequate especially since it will be divided into different sections for different age groups.

  1. Set Your Budget

The cost of building a playground can skyrocket if you do not set your budget appropriately. You have to have a financial assessment of the project to determine how much it will cost. The cost will depend on a number of factors such as the size of the playground and the kind of equipment you will have among other factors. The cost which needs to be factored in the cost of labor which can vary regarding with the contractors that you choose.

  1. Plan for different ages

A good playground should not be one size fit all; this means that you have to take into account the different age groups. The planning should take into account the different age groups since they will require different play equipment and also activities. In planning for the different ages, one can divide the playground to cater for children who are between 2-5 years. This is the small group that needs careful planning and monitoring. The other age group can be 6-12 who can have bigger play equipment and much bigger space.

  1. Choose the Equipment’s wisely

Another important tip to consider when building a playground on your property is that you need to choose your equipment’s wisely. The equipment should fit the age groups as they will need to be kept separate. In selecting the equipment, it’s important to choose the equipment’s which are certified and have safety features. This will reduce liability and headaches of having to deal with injuries. The equipment should have warranties and be serviced and maintained on regular basis to make sure they are working at their optimum level.

  1. Safety Features

One of the most important things when building a playground is making sure that you put safety measures. This is because there are so many things which can go wrong if the necessary safety precautions are put in place. Safety is enhanced by the choice of materials and equipment which are installed in the playground.

Tootie and Frutie are the Pets of the Week!!

A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bom-bom! We’ve got Tootie and Frutie here, and they’re ready to rock and roll in a real home. Tootie is a rather rare chocolate brown—our own little “Tootie Roll” and is a fun-loving boy. Frutie is his partner in crime—er, equally fun male roommate.  Both are 4 months old and have a long time ahead on the charts! Well, all-rootie—meet Tootie and Frutie at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A612344 for Tootie and ID#A612345 for Frutie.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Companion Animal Village.