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A flexible 5 sided studio designed for corners and pools.

Practical and stylish, the 5-sided Catalina backyard studio makes efficient use of awkward spaces. The possibilities are practically endless. The roof's open, 5-sided design provides a generous feeling of space. And with 5 sides, place the doors and windows anywhere you want. This bright and airy home studio works equally well as a home office, backyard yoga studio, or a tranquil spot to collect your thoughts. Add a service window, and turn your Catalina into a cantina. Browse our favourites to see more Catalina looks.

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  • The Catalina backyard home office studio is known for its magnificent 5 sided design, giving any backyard office an endless feeling of space. Learn more about pricing and your Catalina backyard studio in these style tabs.

  • Catalina backyard home office studio


- Characterized by its open, 5-sided roof design.
- Perfect for making use of awkward spaces.
- Ideal for an outdoor home office or studio.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Arch windows
  • Sliding double doors
  • Extra overhang
  • Cedar shingles
  • Interior cedar ceiling
  • Large bifold windows

Floor plans

Below are a few sample Catalina home office studio floorplans to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Catalina backyard home office studio Floor Plan 1
  • Catalina backyard home office studio Floor Plan 2
Catalina floor plans configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own Catalina space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Catalina backyard home office studio sizes

Catalina home office studios are available in sizes ranging from 43 sq.ft. to 350 sq.ft.

If you cannot find your size please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Catalina backyard home office studio includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Catalina buildings being assembled.

  • Catalina backyard studio Levelling the site

    Levelling the site for your Palmerston home office studio

  • Catalina backyard studio Complete wall frame installation

    Complete wall frame installation for a Catalina building

  • Catalina backyard studio Roof installation

    Roof installation for a Catalina

  • Catalina backyard studio roof & wall frame

    Catalina home office studio roof & wall frame

  • Finished Catalina backyard studio

    Finished Catalina backyard home office studio (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

Our Catalina home office studios are relatively easy to assemble. However, if you feel that you may want some assistance, be sure to check out our hire a contractor page.

Hiring a contractor Catalina backyard studio
Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Catalina backyard home office studio

    This backyard Catalina home office studio includes a luxurious barside window and two single french doors, allowing plenty of light to fuel productivity in your backyard workspace.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see more Summerwood Styles.

  • Catalina home office studio video tour

details & specs

Catalina Home Studio Dimensions

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* Illustration is not drawn to scale. Dimensions are approximate.
7' 43 7' - 0" 3' - 6" 4' - 11 3/8" 7' - 5 1/8" 9' - 2 1/2"
8' 56 8' - 0" 4' - 0" 5' - 7 7/8" 8' - 5 13/16" 9' - 6"
9' 71 9' - 0" 4' - 6" 6' - 4 3/8" 9' - 6 9/16" 9' - 9 1/2"
10' 88 10' - 0" 5' - 0" 7' - 1" 10' - 7 1/4" 10' - 1"
11' 106 11' - 0" 5' - 6" 7' - 9 5/16" 11' - 8" 10' - 4 1/2"
12' 126 12' - 0" 6' - 0" 8' - 5 13/16" 12' - 8 3/4" 10' - 8"
14' 172 14' - 0" 7' - 0" 9' - 10 13/16" 14' - 10 3/16" 11' - 3"
16' 224 16' - 0" 8' - 0" 11' - 3 3/4" 16' - 11 5/8" 11' - 10"
18' 283 18' - 0" 9' - 0" 12' - 8 3/4" 19' - 1 1/8" 12' - 5"
20' 350 20' - 0" 10' - 0" 14' - 1 11/16" 21' - 2 9/16" 13'
6' - 10 1/2" 6" 7:12


Use the diagram and corresponding table to get a sense for the size of your Summerwood building.

Most dimensions are approximate:

  • building depth and length are measured from the outside of the floor and wall framing (siding, sheathing, and trim aren't included)

    • →  for true exterior dimensions, add the thickness of your chosen siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim

    • →  for true interior dimensions, subtract the thickness of the wall framing (EG: 3 ½" for 2x4 walls)

  • building height is measured here from the underside of the bottom wall plate to the top of the ridge; it doesn't include the floor (if applicable), foundation, or roof finish, since these vary depending on your building's size

    • →  for your building's exact height from grade, talk to one of our design specialists

  • wall height is measured from the underside of the bottom plate to the top of the double top plate

Wall Plan

Catalina home studio office Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a Catalina building

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Catalina home office studio building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

Common with Catalina backyard home office studios is a 5-sided hip roof, which typically features a low/moderate slope, with all sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Catalina home studio office Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing for a Catalina building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.
Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Catalina home studio office Overhang Detail
Catalina home office studio overhang detail


The Catalina home office studio is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Catalina home studio office Foundation
Catalina building foundation


Like all summerwood designs, the Catalina home office studio is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins, but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well.

item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
canexel siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
cedar wall framing cedar 2x8 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1a osb + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
item material dimension notes
ceiling spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Catalina style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

  • Catalina home studio office Interior
  • Catalina home studio office Interior
  • Catalina home studio office Interior
Interior cedar siding choices for a Catalina home office studio

Roof Dormer

Below is a drawing for a dormer trim on a Catalina home office studio. Dormers may vary in sizes and material, but the construction procedure remains the same.

Catalina home studio office Roof Dormer
Catalina home studio office Roof Dormer
Roof dormer detail & Catalina building with a dormer

Extra Overhang

The Catalina style roof features a standard 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” (i.e +6 (12”), +12 (18”)).!

Catalina home studio office Extra Overhang
Catalina home studio office Extra Overhang
Extra overhang drawing detail & Catalina with an extra overhang


Once your Catalina backyard home office studio building is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Catalina.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information


Enjoy your Summerwood Catalina home office studio in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Catalina home studio office Insulation
Insulation material for a Catalina building


The inside of our Catalina home office studio are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Catalina home studio office Electrical
Electrical configuration example


Often the Catalina style is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Catalina home studio office Plumbing
Plumbing for a Catalina home office studio


Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Catalina sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

Note that pricing below is for the base kit only. Doors, windows, and other options are à la cart so that you can customize to your hearts content.


All prices in $USD
Small Catalina
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
7ft. $6,795 $7,695
8ft. $7,595 $8,295
9ft. $8,295 $9,795
10ft. $9,495 $10,595
11ft. $10,395 $12,095
12ft. $11,995 $13,795
13ft. $13,995 $16,395
14ft. $14,995 $17,995
15ft. $16,995 $20,195
16ft. $18,895 $22,295
18ft. $23,295 $26,695
20ft. $27,795 $31,695

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

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Our seasoned designers would love to help you find your ideal design.
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