Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New at A Kid Place - Kidkraft So Chic Dollhouse

The latest dollhouse that we are offering at A Kid Place is the Kidkraft So Chic Dollhouse.

As with all Kidkraft dollhouses, the So Chic dollhouse is made of wood, handcrafted and hand assembled and accommodates Barbie and Bratz dolls as well as all other fashion dolls that are up to 12 inches tall.

What’s unique about this dollhouse is that all 4 sides are open, making it accessible from all sides, so multiple children can happily play all at once. It is even set on casters, so, kids can easily turn the dollhouse rather than having to move around it.

The Kidkraft So Chic Dollhouse has 3 floors, 2 staircases, 10 rooms that will provide plenty of space for Barbie and all her friends, and comes with 45 beautifully crafted pieces of wooden furniture.

Always one for detail, Kidkraft includes plenty of little extras. Here are just some of them:

  • Satin-like slip covers on the dining room chairs
  • A fireplace
  • Flat-screen television
  • Computer monitor
  • Washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron in the laundry room
  • Artist easel, toy box and ceiling fan in the playroom

Do keep in mind that this is a heavy-duty dollhouse, weighing 83 lbs and it will take some time to put together. Also, 2 people are required to assemble this. Reviews on putting it together vary from being easy to taking hours. On average, it seems to take most people 1.5 – 2 hours to put together. Those that have grumbled about it taking too long to put together, however, said in the end, it was well worth it. Which is true if you think about it – spend a few hours on a real heirloom-quality wooden dollhouse, or spend way more time and money buying and replacing cheaply-made toys that don’t hold up and quickly fall apart. Not to mention that kids tend to throw the junky toys aside and forget about them.

Also, be sure to take note of the measurements, as the Kidkraft So Chic Dollhouse is larger than it appears (34.25" x 27.25" x 46.25"), so you will want to be sure you have a good-sized open space for when your children are playing with it, so all sides can be utilized. The casters will be a tremendous help for when it’s time to put away; you can simply roll it. Though, you will most likely find that this dollhouse stays out all the time, as it’s sure to be a favorite.

Should this dollhouse just be too big for your home, there are plenty of other really nice Kidkraft dollhouses that accommodate Barbie and Bratz dolls. No matter which one you choose, the memories will last you and your children a lifetime.

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