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Urban Studio

A modern, fresh design for your outdoor living space.

A modern, fresh home studio design for your outdoor living space. The Urban Studio provides a creative and affordable way to add a personal oasis to your backyard. From a stylish home office studio, to a poolside studio for entertaining or relaxation, we have numerous options available to accommodate your design requirements. Get started on your custom design now!

Urban Studio

The Urban Studio is a popular design from our Modern Styles collection. Contemporary yet functional stylings built to the highest standard, our Modern Styles are perfect for anyone with a discerning taste for sleek, cutting edge design.

Sample Urban Studio gallery

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Urban Studio specifications

overview

  • Our Urban Studio style offers a contemporary design for a garden studio for those in need of an affordable and creative living oasis. View more on pricing and our Urban garden studio in these style tabs.

  • Urban garden studio

Features

  • Flat roof and expansive overhang creates a bold structural presence.

  • Modular sizing to accommodate multiple space requirements.

  • Siding options include clear or plain cedar as well as maintenance-free Canexel in a variety of compelling colors.

  • A wide range of optional bi-fold and sliding doors.

  • Strong connection to the outdoors through an abundance of natural light.

  • EPDM rubberized flat roof membrane; ideal for clean rainwater harvesting.

Popular options:

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

  • Sliding, French and bi-fold doors in either western red cedar or vinyl

  • Transom windows

  • Maintenance free white trim to accompany the Canexel siding

  • Double casement Vinyl Windows

  • Tyvek house wrap moisture barrier and cedar breather

Floor plans

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

  • Urban garden studio Floor Plan 1
  • Urban garden studio Floor Plan 2
Urban Studio floor plan

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 Urban garden studio sizes

Urban studio have sizes ranging from 70 sq.ft to 360 sq.ft.

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Urban garden 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 Urban studio building being assembled.

  • Urban garden studio concrete pad foundation

    Urban studio concrete pad foundation (click image for more details)

  • Urban garden studio Wall frame and insulation

    Wall frame and insulation foam install

  • Urban garden studio Roof frame

    Roof frame install

  • Completed Urban garden studio

    Completed Urban Studio (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

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

Contractor working on a flat roof
  • 3D Video Tour of an Urban Studio 8' x 12', 10' x 20' & 8' x 12'

    The product featured is the Urban Studio used as a home studio, pool cabana, and garden shed. As in this video, this modern design is versatile and functional. A variety of siding, windows and door options give each configuration its own unique look!

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

  • Urban studio video tour

details & specs

Urban Studio Dimensions

Modern Mini Oban home studio dimensions
URBAN STUDIO GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B
BUILDING DEPTH BACK BUILDING HEIGHT
5' 7' - 11 1/2"
6' 7' - 10 1/2"
7' 7' - 9 1/2"
8' 7' - 8 1/2"
9' 7' - 7 1/2"
10' 7' - 6 1/2"
11' 7' - 5 1/2"
12' 7' - 6 1/4"
STANDARD DIMENSIONS
C D E F
FRONT BUILDING HEIGHT FRONT WALL HEIGHT OVERHANG PITCH
8' - 6 1/4" 8' 12" 1:12

READING THE DRAWING

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

Wall plan drawing for a Urban 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 Urban 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 Urban Studio styles, being one of the easiest roofs to install and frame when compared to other roof styles.

The Urban 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.

Roof framing drawing for an Urban Studio

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.

Urban Studio overhang detail

Foundation

Though the Urban Studio is engineered to sit on concrete blocks or traditional patio stone foundation, depending on terrain, gradient or application, you may require more advanced foundation options. For example, Sonotube footings are ideal for situations where you’re faced with steep grades or rocky terrain, whereas concrete pad is ideal for flatter surfaces and larger cabins.

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

Urban Studio building foundation

Materials

Like all Summerwood designs, the Urban 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.

Floor
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
Walls
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
Roof
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
Trim
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 Urban 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.

Interior cedar siding choices for an Urban Studio

Finishing

Once your backyard Urban 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 Dune design.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

If you plan to heat your Urban Studio shed, 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 Dune all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Insulation for an Urban Studio building

Electrical

The inside of our Urban 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.

Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Provided you have a water source nearby, your Urban 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.

Plumbing for an Urban Studio

pricing

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

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

SM Urban Studio
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Urban Studio
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
5ft.x4ft. $4,795 $3,596 $5,595 $4,196
6ft.x4ft. $5,395 $4,046 $6,295 $4,721
5ft.x6ft. $5,995 $4,496 $7,195 $5,396
4ft.x8ft. $6,295 $4,721 $7,495 $5,621
3ft.x11ft. $6,395 $4,796 $7,595 $5,696
5ft.x7ft. $6,295 $4,721 $7,495 $5,621
7ft.x5ft. $6,295 $4,721 $7,495 $5,621
9ft.x4ft. $7,395 $5,546 $8,595 $6,446
4ft.x9ft. $6,895 $5,171 $7,995 $5,996
6ft.x6ft. $6,995 $5,246 $8,295 $6,221
4ft.x10ft. $7,395 $5,546 $8,595 $6,446
4ft.x11ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,395 $7,046
5ft.x9ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,395 $7,046
4ft.x12ft. $8,295 $6,221 $9,895 $7,421
6ft.x8ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,395 $7,046
8ft.x6ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,395 $7,046
7ft.x7ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,495 $7,121
5ft.x10ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,495 $7,121
6ft.x9ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,495 $7,121
5ft.x11ft. $8,295 $6,221 $9,895 $7,421
7ft.x8ft. $8,495 $6,371 $9,995 $7,496
5ft.x12ft. $8,495 $6,371 $10,095 $7,571
6ft.x10ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,495 $7,121
10ft.x6ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,495 $7,121
9ft.x7ft. $8,595 $6,446 $9,895 $7,421
7ft.x9ft. $8,595 $6,446 $9,895 $7,421
8ft.x8ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,495 $7,121
6ft.x11ft. $8,795 $6,596 $10,095 $7,571
7ft.x10ft. $9,095 $6,821 $10,295 $7,721
10ft.x7ft. $8,695 $6,521 $9,995 $7,496
5ft.x14ft. $9,095 $6,821 $10,295 $7,721

MD Urban Studio
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Urban Studio
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $9,295 $6,971 $10,595 $7,946
7ft.x11ft. $9,995 $7,496 $11,395 $8,546
10ft.x8ft. $10,095 $7,571 $11,495 $8,621
8ft.x10ft. $10,095 $7,571 $11,495 $8,621
5ft.x16ft. $9,995 $7,496 $11,395 $8,546
9ft.x9ft. $9,895 $7,421 $11,295 $8,471
7ft.x12ft. $10,495 $7,871 $11,995 $8,996
6ft.x14ft. $10,295 $7,721 $11,695 $8,771
8ft.x11ft. $10,195 $7,646 $11,595 $8,696
9ft.x10ft. $10,495 $7,871 $11,995 $8,996
10ft.x9ft. $10,595 $7,946 $12,095 $9,071
5ft.x18ft. $11,095 $8,321 $12,495 $9,371
7ft.x13ft. $11,095 $8,321 $12,495 $9,371
13ft.x7ft. $11,195 $8,396 $12,595 $9,446
8ft.x12ft. $11,195 $8,396 $12,595 $9,446
12ft.x8ft. $11,195 $8,396 $12,595 $9,446
6ft.x16ft. $11,195 $8,396 $12,595 $9,446
7ft.x14ft. $11,395 $8,546 $12,895 $9,671
11ft.x9ft. $11,695 $8,771 $13,295 $9,971
9ft.x11ft. $11,495 $8,621 $12,995 $9,746
10ft.x10ft. $11,795 $8,846 $13,395 $10,046

LG Urban Studio
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Urban Studio
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x17ft. $11,895 $8,921 $13,595 $10,196
13ft.x8ft. $12,395 $9,296 $13,995 $10,496
8ft.x13ft. $12,395 $9,296 $13,995 $10,496
7ft.x15ft. $12,495 $9,371 $14,195 $10,646
9ft.x12ft. $12,695 $9,521 $14,395 $10,796
12ft.x9ft. $12,695 $9,521 $14,395 $10,796
6ft.x18ft. $12,695 $9,521 $14,395 $10,796
10ft.x11ft. $12,795 $9,596 $14,495 $10,871
11ft.x10ft. $12,795 $9,596 $14,495 $10,871
8ft.x14ft. $12,895 $9,671 $14,395 $10,796
7ft.x16ft. $12,895 $9,671 $14,395 $10,796
16ft.x7ft. $13,195 $9,896 $14,595 $10,946
9ft.x13ft. $13,495 $10,121 $14,895 $11,171
10ft.x12ft. $13,495 $10,121 $14,895 $11,171
12ft.x10ft. $13,495 $10,121 $14,895 $11,171
8ft.x15ft. $13,895 $10,421 $15,495 $11,621
11ft.x11ft. $13,895 $10,421 $15,495 $11,621
9ft.x14ft. $14,095 $10,571 $15,695 $11,771
8ft.x16ft. $14,195 $10,646 $15,795 $11,846

XLG Urban Studio
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Urban Studio
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft.x12ft. $14,195 $10,646 $15,795 $11,846
7ft.x19ft. $14,295 $10,721 $15,895 $11,921
8ft.x17ft. $14,295 $10,721 $15,895 $11,921
10ft.x14ft. $14,795 $11,096 $16,495 $12,371
7ft.x20ft. $14,795 $11,096 $16,495 $12,371
14ft.x10ft. $15,395 $11,546 $16,995 $12,746
12ft.x12ft. $15,295 $11,471 $16,895 $12,671
8ft.x18ft. $15,395 $11,546 $16,995 $12,746
9ft.x16ft. $15,495 $11,621 $17,095 $12,821
10ft.x15ft. $15,895 $11,921 $17,695 $13,271
11ft.x14ft. $16,095 $12,071 $17,895 $13,421
12ft.x13ft. $16,495 $12,371 $18,395 $13,796
10ft.x16ft. $16,995 $12,746 $18,895 $14,171
8ft.x20ft. $16,695 $12,521 $18,595 $13,946
9ft.x18ft. $17,195 $12,896 $18,995 $14,246
12ft.x14ft. $17,495 $13,121 $19,295 $14,471
14ft.x12ft. $17,795 $13,346 $19,695 $14,771
10ft.x17ft. $17,995 $13,496 $19,895 $14,921
11ft.x16ft. $18,495 $13,871 $20,395 $15,296
10ft.x18ft. $18,895 $14,171 $21,095 $15,821
9ft.x20ft. $18,595 $13,946 $20,595 $15,446
11ft.x17ft. $19,195 $14,396 $21,395 $16,046
10ft.x19ft. $19,495 $14,621 $21,695 $16,271
12ft.x16ft. $19,595 $14,696 $21,695 $16,271
16ft.x12ft. $20,395 $15,296 $22,695 $17,021
13ft.x15ft. $20,295 $15,221 $22,595 $16,946
14ft.x14ft. $19,995 $14,996 $22,095 $16,571
10ft.x20ft. $19,995 $14,996 $22,095 $16,571
10ft.x21ft. $20,595 $15,446 $22,895 $17,171
12ft.x18ft. $21,895 $16,421 $24,295 $18,221
10ft.x22ft. $22,795 $17,096 $25,295 $18,971
11ft.x20ft. $21,795 $16,346 $24,295 $18,221
12ft.x19ft. $23,095 $17,321 $25,595 $19,196
12ft.x20ft. $23,795 $17,846 $26,295 $19,721
20ft.x12ft. $24,595 $18,446 $27,295 $20,471
13ft.x19ft. $24,895 $18,671 $27,595 $20,696
14ft.x18ft. $25,395 $19,046 $28,195 $21,146
11ft.x23ft. $25,395 $19,046 $28,195 $21,146
12ft.x22ft. $26,595 $19,946 $29,195 $21,896
16ft.x17ft. $27,195 $20,396 $30,095 $22,571
14ft.x20ft. $27,495 $20,621 $30,495 $22,871
13ft.x22ft. $28,495 $21,371 $31,395 $23,546
16ft.x18ft. $28,595 $21,446 $31,595 $23,696
12ft.x24ft. $28,595 $21,446 $31,595 $23,696
12ft.x25ft. $29,695 $22,271 $32,795 $24,596
20ft.x15ft. $29,695 $22,271 $32,895 $24,671
15ft.x20ft. $29,695 $22,271 $32,895 $24,671
14ft.x22ft. $30,395 $22,796 $33,595 $25,196
22ft.x14ft. $30,395 $22,796 $33,595 $25,196
16ft.x20ft. $31,595 $23,696 $34,995 $26,246
18ft.x18ft. $31,495 $23,621 $34,895 $26,171
12ft.x28ft. $32,795 $24,596 $36,195 $27,146
14ft.x24ft. $32,795 $24,596 $36,195 $27,146
20ft.x17ft. $33,495 $25,121 $37,095 $27,821
16ft.x22ft. $34,695 $26,021 $38,295 $28,721
17ft.x21ft. $35,095 $26,321 $38,795 $29,096
18ft.x20ft. $35,295 $26,471 $38,995 $29,246
20ft.x18ft. $35,295 $26,471 $38,995 $29,246
15ft.x24ft. $35,295 $26,471 $38,895 $29,171
12ft.x30ft. $35,295 $26,471 $38,995 $29,246
14ft.x26ft. $35,695 $26,771 $39,495 $29,621
20ft.x20ft. $39,195 $29,396 $43,295 $32,471
16ft.x26ft. $41,095 $30,821 $45,395 $34,046
14ft.x30ft. $41,495 $31,121 $45,795 $34,346
13ft.x34ft. $41,595 $31,196 $45,995 $34,496
14ft.x32ft. $41,795 $31,346 $46,195 $34,646
16ft.x28ft. $43,095 $32,321 $47,595 $35,696
18ft.x25ft. $44,395 $33,296 $49,095 $36,821
14ft.x33ft. $45,595 $34,196 $50,295 $37,721
20ft.x24ft. $47,195 $35,396 $51,895 $38,921
16ft.x30ft. $47,195 $35,396 $51,895 $38,921
14ft.x36ft. $49,695 $37,271 $54,695 $41,021
20ft.x26ft. $51,095 $38,321 $56,295 $42,221
14ft.x40ft. $54,995 $41,246 $60,695 $45,521
16ft.x36ft. $56,195 $42,146 $61,995 $46,496
16ft.x42ft. $66,595 $49,946 $73,495 $55,121
16ft.x48ft. $68,595 $51,446 $78,495 $58,871

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