Playing with a doll house is an exercise in using the imagination, but builders have found they love to have furniture for their miniature homes. Each piece is usually custom built, but there are now companies that create them in bulk. While designing and creating unique pieces is the dream...

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Older doll houses were made for children to play in, and electricity was a component that was deemed unnecessary. The modern world often encourages competition, so adding electric wiring to doll houses has now become a part of the expectations of many hobbyists. Each room can be wired separately, or...

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It has often been traditional for doll houses to be fashioned after the Victorian home style, but times and tastes are changing rapidly. People love embellishment on many items, but it is no longer translating to the styles they want their children to grow up with when considering homes. Contemporary,...

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The imagination of children is almost magical, and they see things in ways adults have long forgotten. For them, the world is a place where they continually explore new experiences, and they have the task of learning how to fit what they find into their world. Gifting a child with...

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Many antique doll houses were about the inside of the home only, so they rarely had any lawns or gardens attached to them. Children were expected to be involved in the lives of their imaginary creations within the home, but now they have the opportunity to bring them out into...

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People who love models have an overview of their subject, and those who love to build houses for dolls have found a creative way to spend their time. Each house is built and furnished for the imaginary people who will inhabit it, and it is decorated according to their tastes. The hobbyists who create these homes often give them to their children, and they get the enjoyment of watching the child play with them for endless hours.

There are many components to each doll house, and the details can be endless. Furnishings used to be the extent of the detail, but modern models now include electricity. Working plumbing has not yet come into its own, but there are no guarantees it will not become an item in the future. For now, hobbyists are content to carve, glue and fashion the homes to give them the look and feel of full-sized houses.