What You Should Find In A Good Quality
Doll House Kit
The first thing to look at when purchasing a doll house is the
wood it is made from and the thickness of the wood. I would recommend
choosing a doll house that is made from MDF, medium density fiberboard.
This is a man made board that is tough, durable, won't splinter,
is easy to paint and decorate and will allow you to install lighting.
The majority of doll house kits are made from MDF. All of the
dolls houses featured in the Laura
Anne Dolls House shop are made from MDF
You also need to look at the thickness of the wood. A sturdy
doll house will be made out of wood that is at least 6mm thick.
The thickness of the wood will also determine if you can install
lighting in your doll house. A doll house made from wood that
is at least 6mm thick will allow you to install lighting. There
is more about lighting installation on Day 3 of this guide.
Easy construction is also the sign of a good quality doll house.
This shows that thought has been put into the design and that
it has undergone a development process. A dolls house that is
easy to construct should have big pieces that slot together. The
majority of good quality houses are held together with tight fitting
parts and wood glue. Very few screws are ever used. Screws make
it more difficult for you to put the house together and you also
end up with unsightly screw heads that can't be covered up by
simply painting the house. Dolls houses should state that they
are easy build and that they don't have any screws. All of our
dolls houses are easy build so a novice can put them together
and they don't have any screws at all. If you would like to see
what our customers have said about building out houses visit our
Beeches doll house page and
When purchasing your doll house also consider if you want wooden
or plastic windows. Wooden windows are more traditional and many
people do not like any plastic parts if they are building a doll
house that they will keep for many years and pass down to their
children. Wooden windows do require a lot more work than plastic
windows. They do come fully constructed but you will have to paint
them yourself. If you have a large house this can be time consuming
job. The majority of our dolls houses have traditional wooden
windows, the exceptions that come with plastic windows are The
Rutland Grange , The
Cottesmore and The
Kensington. The windows of these dolls houses are removable
so they could be replaced with wooden windows.
A good quality doll house will have an add-on basement that are
specifically made for that house and is not universal. This gives
you the option to extend the house if you wish. Poor quality doll
houses may have basements but these are usually made to fit several
houses and are not unique to your doll house so can compromise
the look. A basement should look like part of the house and not
an addition. All of our doll houses have their own basements especially
designed for each house. The exception to this Oak
House which is a Tudor doll house, a basement would not fit
in with the Tudor period so this house does not have an add-on
One last point, I know I have said it before I always recommend
opting for a British made doll house kit for quality and durability.
All of our doll house kits are made in the UK to visit our store
and take a look Good Quality Doll