Beauty Shot

A bold backyard studio featuring a customizable porch.

Defined by its statement-making cubic form, the Cove home studio is a minimalist's dream: clean and simple, with a scalable front porch for a fluid transition from inside to outside. Create a space for productivity, creativity, learning, relaxation, movement or all of the above!


With its open, airy interior and integrated porch, the Cove cleverly marries inside and outside. Escape to your own private indoor space for some much-needed peace and quiet, then pop outside to your personal patio for a breath of fresh air. Or, leave the door open and enjoy both at once!

Sample Cove gallery

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Cove specifications


  • As functional as it is stunning, the Cove has limitless potential: use it for anything from a home office to a home gym, an art studio to a yoga studio, a classroom to a guest room. Learn more about the Cove in these style tabs.

  • Cove Home Office Studio Overview
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    18' x 14' Cove
  • Scalable front porch

  • Contemporary flat roof (0.5/12 pitch)

  • Modern, minimalist design

  • Enhanced siding package

  • Premium STK Western Red Cedar siding + stainless steel fasteners

  • Full 2-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship

    Popular Options & Upgrades:
  • Clear cedar siding (thin, modern nickel gap or v-joint profiles)

  • Standing seam steel siding

  • Pine T&G or cedar channel interior cladding

  • Modern sliding doors and windows

  • Maintenance-free Canexel siding in a variety of colours

  • Maintenance-free Maibec wood siding in 4 natural tones

Available Cove sizes

The Cove is offered in sizes starting at 80 ft². If you don’t see the size you’re looking for in the price list, please contact us.

Cove Interior

Below are some Cove interiors to help you envision your layout. Click to learn more about the buildings featured. For more ideas and photos, visit our Interiors page.

Floor plans

Feeling inspired? Get creative with this fun, simple layout tool for planning your interior.
Or, download graph paper and plan your space the old fashioned way.

  • Cove garden studio Floor Plan 1
  • Cove garden studio Floor Plan 2
  • Cove garden studio Floor Plan 1
  • Cove garden studio Floor Plan 2
Cove studio floor plan configurations
  • 3D Video Tour of a Cove Home Studio

    The Cove is shown here as an office, gym, art studio, and yoga studio. This 14’ x 12’ model features upgrades such as clear cedar siding, trim, and post wrap with ultra-modern sliding doors and vinyl windows.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles.

  • Cove studio video tour


Level of Difficulty:

The Cove includes easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams that will walk you through every step of the building process. Our online and telephone assembly support are always within reach.

Hiring a contractor

If you think you may want assistance with assembling your Cove, check out our Hiring a Contractor page.

Modern Cove home studio
Contractor working on a flat roof

* photos and renderings illustrate a combination of standard features and construction/material upgrades; see style tabs for detailed product specifications

details & specs

Cove Studio Dimensions

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Still have questions about the size of your Cove? Don’t hesitate to ask — we’re here to help!

Wall Plan

Cove Urban Home studio Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a Cove

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 Cove backyard studio building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing and gable roofing, are flat roofs. These roofs are common in Cove studio styles, being one of the easiest roofs to install and frame when compared to other roof styles.

The Cove Studio roof is designed to have a standard 12” overhang around the perimeter. The roof consists of ½” plywood roof boards and spruce rafters allowing you to lay the EPDM rubberized membrane on top.

Due to its geometry and low pitch, flat roofs do not always require vents. If vents are desired, they can be installed on the tallest wall or sidewalls of the building. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Cove Urban Home studio Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing for an Cove


It is important to house your Cove home studio on a solid concrete foundation. A raised concrete foundation is recommended for uneven surfaces. Visit our Foundations page for more details.

Visit our Foundations page for more details or contact one of our design specialist for assistance.

Cove Urban Home studio Foundation
Cove building foundation


Like all Summerwood designs, the Cove garden studio is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any of 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 joists spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
hub spruce 6x6 octangonal center member
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

Enhanced Siding Package (ESP)

Your Annex includes our enhanced siding package: a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and building wrap (a breathable, water-resistant air barrier) between the siding and the wall framing that give the structure shear strength and act as an additional plane of protection against moisture.

Cove Home Office Studio Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Popular upgrades

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Cove studio 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.

  • Cove Urban Home studio Interior
  • Cove Urban Home studio Interior
  • Cove Urban Home studio Interior
Interior cedar siding choices for an Cove


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

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information.


If you plan to heat your Cove studio, insulation may be added either at purchase or after-the-fact if you decide to do it later. The walls and roof are constructed in such a way that adding insulation either as an option or on your own is quite simple to do. If you’re thinking of using your Cove all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Cove Urban Home studio Insulation
Insulation for an Cove building


The inside of our Cove backyard studio is deliberately left exposed to accommodate wiring for lighting, outlets, heating equipment, whatever you have in mind. Once the installation is complete and before finishing your interior, simply have an electrician come and do their thing.

Cove Urban Home studio Electrical
Electrical configuration option


Provided you have a water source nearby, your Cove studio pipes can be run for sinks and taps. If you have something a little more elaborate in mind like a shower or toilet, best to make sure it is coordinated with the concrete pad and installation of the shed.

Cove Urban Home studio Plumbing
Plumbing for an Cove


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

Find below pricing for all of the Cove 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.

SM Cove
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Cove
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled

MD Cove
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Cove
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x8ft. $12,095 $9,071 $13,995 $10,496
12ft.x8ft. $14,295 $10,721 $16,495 $12,371
10ft.x10ft. $14,795 $11,096 $16,995 $12,746

LG Cove
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Cove
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
13ft.x8ft. $15,295 $11,471 $17,695 $13,271
12ft.x9ft. $15,795 $11,846 $18,295 $13,721
12ft.x10ft. $17,595 $13,196 $20,095 $15,071
14ft.x9ft. $18,195 $13,646 $20,795 $15,596
13ft.x10ft. $18,695 $14,021 $21,495 $16,121

XLG Cove
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Cove
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
14ft.x10ft. $19,995 $14,996 $23,095 $17,321
12ft.x12ft. $20,395 $15,296 $23,395 $17,546
15ft.x10ft. $21,195 $15,896 $24,395 $18,296
20ft.x8ft. $22,395 $16,796 $25,695 $19,271
16ft.x10ft. $22,495 $16,871 $25,895 $19,421
14ft.x12ft. $23,295 $17,471 $26,895 $20,171
12ft.x14ft. $23,295 $17,471 $26,895 $20,171
18ft.x10ft. $24,795 $18,596 $28,395 $21,296
16ft.x12ft. $26,195 $19,646 $30,195 $22,646
12ft.x16ft. $26,195 $19,646 $30,195 $22,646
14ft.x14ft. $26,595 $19,946 $30,495 $22,871
20ft.x10ft. $27,095 $20,321 $31,095 $23,321
10ft.x20ft. $27,095 $20,321 $31,095 $23,321
12ft.x18ft. $28,995 $21,746 $33,295 $24,971
16ft.x14ft. $29,995 $22,496 $34,395 $25,796
14ft.x16ft. $29,995 $22,496 $34,395 $25,796
20ft.x12ft. $31,795 $23,846 $36,695 $27,521
16ft.x15ft. $31,895 $23,921 $36,695 $27,521
15ft.x16ft. $31,895 $23,921 $36,695 $27,521
25ft.x10ft. $33,195 $24,896 $38,195 $28,646
18ft.x14ft. $33,195 $24,896 $38,295 $28,721
22ft.x12ft. $34,895 $26,171 $40,195 $30,146
15ft.x18ft. $35,695 $26,771 $41,195 $30,896
20ft.x14ft. $36,995 $27,746 $42,695 $32,021
14ft.x20ft. $36,995 $27,746 $42,695 $32,021
18ft.x16ft. $37,895 $28,421 $43,695 $32,771
16ft.x18ft. $37,895 $28,421 $43,695 $32,771
20ft.x16ft. $41,795 $31,346 $48,295 $36,221
16ft.x20ft. $41,795 $31,346 $48,295 $36,221
20ft.x18ft. $46,895 $35,171 $53,995 $40,496
20ft.x20ft. $54,495 $40,871 $62,895 $47,171
28ft.x17ft. $63,295 $47,471 $72,995 $54,746
30ft.x20ft. $77,895 $58,421 $89,595 $67,196
23ft.x28ft. $83,595 $62,696 $100,695 $75,521
28ft.x29ft. $105,295 $78,971 $132,695 $99,521
24ft.x35ft. $108,995 $81,746 $125,395 $94,046
40ft.x25ft. $129,695 $97,271 $149,195 $111,896
25ft.x40ft. $129,695 $97,271 $149,195 $111,896

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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