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Starting a Business on a Budget

From the time I was a young boy, I always knew I wanted to be my own business owner. Later in life, I ended up working in an office and barely making ends meet. I kept telling myself that I couldn't start my own business until I saved up a certain amount of money or finally cleaned up my credit and got approved for a loan. Eventually, I realized that if I wanted to start a business, I just could not wait any longer and had to do it on a tight budget. I made things work, and I am now a successful business owner. I learned a lot while building my business and still learn every day, so I decided to start a blog to help other new business owners. I plan to post many tips, so come back often for new tips.

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Are You Building A Children's Playhouse?

Have you decided to build a playhouse for your children or grandchildren? If so, you are in for some fun planning. And, just as important, those lucky kids are in for some very enjoyable times ahead. Do you already have a detailed plan for the design and construction of the playhouse? If so, then you're all set to go and you don't need to read a single other sentence.

If you're still looking for ideas on how to. make the playhouse unique and attractive, from going to a lumber yard to creating the design, here are some ideas that might help you.

Head To A Lumber Yard - Before you decide to shop for the wood that you'll use to create the playhouse, consider what kind of wood you want to buy. There are a lot of choices, of course. However, focus on the following three lumbers for best results.

Are you on a bit of a tight budget? If that's the case, pine is probably your best choice of lumber. It is perfect for staining or for decorating with paint. However, be sure that it is properly treated, as pine wood is susceptible to insects and fast deterioration if it is left untreated.

Slightly more expensive, but a great choice of wood for your kid's playhouse is cedar. Cedar is super resistant to rain and insects, and, like pine, it will take stain and paint well. It performs well in the outdoors, too.

Your most expensive choice might be redwood. However, it will be worth every penny you spend on it, as it is very dense and steadfast. Even though it might be more costly, a playhouse made from redwood will last for a very long time.

​The Playhouse Design - Think of what you want for the design of your playhouse. For instance, do you want it to look like a rustic cabin? Maybe you want to mimic your own house and build the playhouse as a mini version of your house's design. Or, perhaps you want a traditional playhouse that has things like a slide and other play equipment as part of the design.

It's the details that will give the playhouse personality. For example, add a small mailbox created in the same wood that you used for the actual playhouse. Later you can put little treats and love notes in the mailbox. Think of stenciling designs on the playhouse, too. You can even name the playhouse. For example, if your last name is Smith, you could add a plaque that says something like The Smith Kid's House.