Ready to give Barbie some upscale living? The KidKraft Designer Dollhouse may just be the perfect new pad for Barbie, Ken and all their doll friends to shack up in. Modern curves, lines and furniture will give your kids a wonderful space to populate. Let’s take a closer look at this great looking dollhouse.
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The house has three levels of exciting spaces for girls to play in with their dolls. This multi-level dollhouse boasts a kitchen area, lounge, a bedroom with a bathroom and a little balcony for dolls to blow kisses to their boyfriends come wooing (if Ken can’t sing or woo, have him do the John Cusack thing with the hi-fi).
The different levels are connected to each other via two elegantly curved staircases. The house has side windows offering an additional viewing angle while playing. The set comes with 11 cute little furniture pieces including chairs, couch, bed and bath. The colors on this set is vibrant and funky (y’all).
Fine detailing and colorful modern furniture are highlights of this dollhouse.
Let’s list a couple of features below :
KidKraft Designer Dollhouse – Key Features
- 3 levels to play in
- 4 distinct rooms, 1 balcony and 2 curved staircases
- mainly wood based construction – some of the accessories as well
- finely detailed backdrops with modern appliances
- windows offer peeks inside from the sides of the set
- bright and attractive colors – not overly girly though
- any normal sized doll will fit inside – Barbie (and friends) can move in without any reservations (or renovations)
- includes a bed, bathtub, couch, sink, table and chairs
Assembling the Kidkraft Designer Dollhouse with Furniture is not too challenging. It usually takes about an hour to 2 hours to set up. The assembly instructions are mostly straightforward and easy to follow and the parts of the house are also numbered. It’s a good idea to sort the pieces by their numbers before you start putting the house together. Once assembled the house is quite sturdy.
Safety & Quality
The dollhouse is suitable for ages from 36 months up to 12 years. Both the house and the included accessories feel like they will withstand years of use. Just keep the drunken Ken doll off the roof, the stairs and out of the bathtub. These are made of plastic. The toilet is also plastic – but he may need to use it. The whole house seems stable enough.
Play & Entertainment Value
With its vibrant detailed wallpapers and cute furniture this house just looks plain fun. Granted, some girls will prefer something more frilly and pink, so keep in mind what your child likes before you buy. The backgrounds feature modern appliances and we really love the curved staircases.
Regular sized dolls and figurines will be able to fit inside. Two children or even 3 children should be able to play together (if they play nice). With 3 levels available each kid can play on a different level. Lots of fun hours to be spent with girlfriends (or boyfriends – G.I. Joe possibly required to attend). You’d be surprised at just how much of a difference this makes to the enjoyment kids get out of the dollhouse when there are a few of them around. Each floor has its own appeal and it’s a great way to keep 2 or 3 kids occupied at the same time.
Bedroom and bathroom furnishings.
Q & A
Q – What size dolls are a good fit for this house?
A – 12″ Barbie dolls, GI Joes, Disney Princess dolls and LaDeeDa dolls all work well with this house.
Q – Is a full range of furniture provided?
A – Yes, furniture for every room is provided. All furniture you see on the product shots are provided with the product. You don’t get a lot of variety, but at least the house will be fully furnished.
Q – How tall is the house?
A – Just under 4ft (46.2 inches). Smaller kids may have to stretch to reach the top floor. It’s a great dollhouse that your child can grow into over a year or two.
Q – In what state is the product shipped?
A – The product ships disassembled in a fairly large box. Assembly is not difficult and takes about 1 to 2 hours.
Q – Is there a video overview of the product?
A – Indeed. See this short overview below.
KidKraft Designer Dollhouse with Furniture – Summary
This dollhouse is cute, modern, stylish, and if set up well (not too difficult) very solid. It is well priced yet durable. It will be a permanent fixture in the playroom for many years (and siblings) to come.
The dollhouse is big enough for multiple children to join in the fun at the same time. The bright colors are attractive and eye-catching. A beautiful, funky dollhouse with a fresh, modern styling. Well worth trying out.