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A backyard home studio feauting a customizable porch area.

The Cove home studio is the solution to all your work-from-home needs. This studio provides a beautiful indoor place to work, practice yoga, explore your hobbies, or anything in between. Its covered outdoor space also gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The fluid transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces will make you feel one with nature.


Featuring a luxurious, scalable covered porch area, the Cove is an ideal home studio for anyone with a taste for contemporary designs. Featuring the trademark sharp lines of our Modern styles collection, this design is sure to impress the neighbors.

Sample Cove gallery

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Cove specifications


  • The Cove is a modern backyard home studio with fluid indoor and outdoor spaces. Find all the details you need to know about our Cove home studio in the style tabs below.

  • Cove Urban Home studio


  • Fresh modern design.

  • Expansive, scalable front porch.

  • Premium Western Red Cedar Construction.

  • Stainless steel fasteners.

  • Engineered support beams.

Popular options:

The Cove collection offers many options and upgrades that are unique to this style.

  • Maintenance free Canexel siding in a variety of vibrant colours

  • Modern Siparila wood siding in a variety of colours

  • Clear cedar T&G Siding

  • EPDM roofing material

  • Modern vinyl sliding doors and windows

Cove Interior

Below are some Cove interiors for inspiration to help you visualize your home studio. For more ideas and photos please visit our Interiors page.

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    Cove Studio Interior

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    Cove Studio Interior

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    Cove Studio Interior

  • Modern Cove home studio interior

    Cove Studio Interior

Floor plans

Below is an Cove studio style floor plan to get you started. For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Cove garden studio Floor Plan 1
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Cove studio floor plan configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own 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 Cove sizes

Coves come in sizes ranging from 70 sq. ft. to 360 sq. ft.

If you cannot find your size please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

The Cove home studio kit is more complex than just a basic garden shed, but it is not overly complicated and follows the same construction technique. Like all of our buildings, the Cove includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, as well as online and telephone support that will help you through the process.

Hiring a contractor

Our Cove buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Modern Cove home studio
Contractor working on a flat roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Cove Home Studio

    The product featured is a Cove home studio in an urban backyard setting. This home studio features fluid indoor and outdoor spaces. It boasts modern style, a low sloped roof, a variety of beautiful siding options, and a customizable covered porch.

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

  • Cove studio video tour

details & specs

Cove Studio Dimensions

Cove Urban Home studio

Wall Plan

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

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 Studio building


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 studio 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

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.

Cove Urban Home studio Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

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.

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Interior cedar siding choices for an Cove studio


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 studio 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 studio


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.

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. $9,795 $7,836 $11,195 $8,956
12ft.x8ft. $11,495 $9,196 $13,295 $10,636
10ft.x10ft. $11,895 $9,516 $13,695 $10,956

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

All prices in $USD
Large Cove
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
12ft.x9ft. $12,695 $10,156 $14,695 $11,756
12ft.x10ft. $14,095 $11,276 $16,095 $12,876
14ft.x9ft. $14,595 $11,676 $16,795 $13,436

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. $15,995 $12,796 $18,595 $14,876
12ft.x12ft. $16,395 $13,116 $18,895 $15,116
15ft.x10ft. $16,995 $13,596 $19,595 $15,676
16ft.x10ft. $17,995 $14,396 $20,795 $16,636
14ft.x12ft. $18,795 $15,036 $21,595 $17,276
12ft.x14ft. $18,795 $15,036 $21,595 $17,276
18ft.x10ft. $19,895 $15,916 $22,795 $18,236
12ft.x16ft. $20,995 $16,796 $24,195 $19,356
14ft.x14ft. $21,295 $17,036 $24,495 $19,596
12ft.x18ft. $23,295 $18,636 $26,795 $21,436
16ft.x14ft. $23,995 $19,196 $27,595 $22,076
18ft.x14ft. $26,695 $21,356 $30,795 $24,636
20ft.x14ft. $29,695 $23,756 $34,195 $27,356
20ft.x16ft. $33,595 $26,876 $38,795 $31,036
20ft.x18ft. $37,595 $30,076 $43,295 $34,636

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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