Everyone loves a good playhouse swing set! From the massive and impressive Palace Playhouse down to the cute and space-saving Lodge, King Swings crafts and customizes the perfect playset, playhouse, or swing set for your family.

But with that customization can come a lot of options, and with a lot of options, there are many decisions to make. Our sales team is extremely good at what they do: they can walk you through the process step by step, making it all fun and easy. However, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, especially when that picture is taken by a drone.

Many of us can’t visualize how much space a 6’x6’ playhouse provides. If you are not in the trades, it can be difficult to know exactly how much extra space an 8’x8’ playhouse has compared to a 6’x6’.

So, we decided to take action and help out our visual learners. Our drone buzzed over our most popular playhouse sizes to take some helpful shots. These top-down images help you compare the size of each modern playhouse at a glance without needing to understand how much space a square foot provides.

The following pictures are for three playhouse sizes: 4’x6’, 6’x6’, and 8’x8’. We placed chairs and tables inside the playhouses to clearly compare the remaining space. Let’s take a look at each size.

4’x6′ Playhouse

This image shows a top down shot of our 4'x6' playhouse.

The 4’x’6 playhouse, as seen on the Lodge and Overlook playhouses, is a flexible, space-saving playhouse size. It is good for 2 to 3 children at once and excels when your yard’s available space leaves something to be desired. The 4’x6’ vinyl playhouse has a 2’ wide front balcony. It excels as a way to add a playhouse to your custom swing set design without blowing out your budget or space and works great on a double-deck tower.

The 4’x6’ has enough head space for adults not to feel cramped, but two adults inside the modern playhouse at once could get a little uncomfortable. Overall, the 4’x6’ playhouse’s flexibility makes it a lot of fun, but there are bigger options if you want more space.

6’x6′ Playhouse

The 6’x6’ playhouse boasts about 50% more space than the 4’x6’. It is spacious enough for 3 to 4 children. If the parents want to get involved, two adults plus children can be in the playhouse at once. The Cottage and Chateau playhouses both have a 6’x6’. The Cottage’s best-seller status proves the 6’x6’ size is popular and a great compromise between space and budget.

The 6’x6’ playhouse is a great addition to any swing set. With a 2’ wide balcony, you can attach solid or wobbly bridges to the playhouse to make a massive, jaw-dropping design.

8’x8′ Playhouse

The 8’x8’ playhouse, as seen on the Palace or Homestead, is nothing short of spectacular. The massive playhouse can handle 4-5 kids. Hosting sleepovers in the playhouse is a breeze with all that space (just make sure the kid who has to use the bathroom all the time is by the door), and you can really trick out an 8’x8’ playhouse with outside furniture and other toys. These larger playhouses have a comfy 3′ wide balcony.

The Palace Playhouse is our best seller and showcases that space is important to the play. No one likes to feel cramped, and the 8’x8’ is a spacious canvas for your kids to paint their imaginary adventures on.


So which is best for you? Consider the following when you are planning out your playhouse swing set:

  • Your space – what can your backyard handle?
  • Your number – how many kids will use it at once?
  • Your budget – what can your wallet handle?
  • Your dreams – what is your vision?

Sometimes, our dreams are bigger than our backyard, but our team is very good at fitting in a lot of fun in tight spaces. Browsing our website and checking out all the standard and custom playhouses, seeing what they offer and how all the pieces fit together, is an unbeatable starting point.

Then, when you are ready, contact our team. We can help you design the perfect 4’x6’, 6’x6’, or 8’x8’ playhouse for your family’s needs! If you like the features of the Cottage Playhouse but want to go bigger, you can! If your space is cramped but you like the features of the Homestead, we can customize a small playhouse with many of the best features of the Homeseated Playhouse.

King Swings crafts modern playhouses with heirloom quality. Each playhouse is made to order by our Amish craftsmen, and then our crews deliver and install it in your backyard. We use premium-quality materials and deliver an unmatched customer experience. Bring the playground home with King Swings.

Justin Doutrich

Dad to three kids, Justin knows how important it is for children to get lots of physical exercise. His time as a school teacher reinforced that idea. He is passionate about creating fun, enjoyable playgrounds that are safe but full of learning opportunities.

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