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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 expensive 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 Verana 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 floorplan to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Floor Plan 1
  • Floor Plan 2
Urban 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 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 studio concrete pad foundation

  • Wall frame and insulation foam install

  • Roof frame install

  • Completed Urban Studio

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 building

    The product featured is an Urban studio in a backyard setting with the following options: French Doors, railings, and a transom window.

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

  • Urban studio video tour
  

details & specs

  

Urban Garden Studio Dimensions

URBAN STUDIO GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

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 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.

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 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.

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
4ft.x8ft. $3,995 $2,796 $4,695 $3,286
3ft.x11ft. $4,095 $2,866 $4,795 $3,356
5ft.x7ft. $3,995 $2,796 $4,895 $3,426
7ft.x5ft. $3,995 $2,796 $4,895 $3,426
4ft.x10ft. $4,595 $3,216 $5,395 $3,776
4ft.x11ft. $4,995 $3,496 $5,695 $3,986
5ft.x9ft. $5,095 $3,566 $5,695 $3,986
4ft.x12ft. $5,195 $3,636 $5,795 $4,056
6ft.x8ft. $4,995 $3,496 $5,695 $3,986
8ft.x6ft. $4,995 $3,496 $5,695 $3,986
7ft.x7ft. $5,095 $3,566 $6,095 $4,266
5ft.x10ft. $4,995 $3,496 $5,695 $3,986
5ft.x11ft. $5,195 $3,636 $5,895 $4,126
7ft.x8ft. $5,295 $3,706 $6,095 $4,266
5ft.x12ft. $5,295 $3,706 $5,995 $4,196
6ft.x10ft. $5,295 $3,706 $5,995 $4,196
9ft.x7ft. $5,595 $3,916 $6,195 $4,336
7ft.x9ft. $5,595 $3,916 $6,195 $4,336
8ft.x8ft. $5,295 $3,706 $5,995 $4,196
6ft.x11ft. $5,795 $4,056 $6,495 $4,546
7ft.x10ft. $5,995 $4,196 $6,695 $4,686
10ft.x7ft. $5,695 $3,986 $6,695 $4,686
5ft.x14ft. $5,995 $4,196 $6,795 $4,756

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. $6,095 $4,266 $6,995 $4,896
7ft.x11ft. $6,495 $4,546 $7,195 $5,036
10ft.x8ft. $6,595 $4,616 $7,195 $5,036
8ft.x10ft. $6,595 $4,616 $7,195 $5,036
5ft.x16ft. $6,495 $4,546 $7,395 $5,176
9ft.x9ft. $6,395 $4,476 $7,095 $4,966
7ft.x12ft. $6,895 $4,826 $7,895 $5,526
8ft.x11ft. $6,695 $4,686 $7,795 $5,456
9ft.x10ft. $6,895 $4,826 $7,895 $5,526
7ft.x13ft. $7,095 $4,966 $8,395 $5,876
13ft.x7ft. $7,195 $5,036 $8,495 $5,946
8ft.x12ft. $7,195 $5,036 $8,495 $5,946
12ft.x8ft. $7,195 $5,036 $8,495 $5,946
6ft.x16ft. $7,195 $5,036 $8,495 $5,946
7ft.x14ft. $7,395 $5,176 $8,695 $6,086
11ft.x9ft. $7,695 $5,386 $8,895 $6,226
9ft.x11ft. $7,495 $5,246 $8,695 $6,086
10ft.x10ft. $7,695 $5,386 $8,895 $6,226

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
13ft.x8ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,195 $6,436
8ft.x13ft. $7,795 $5,456 $9,095 $6,366
7ft.x15ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,195 $6,436
9ft.x12ft. $8,295 $5,806 $9,295 $6,506
12ft.x9ft. $8,295 $5,806 $9,295 $6,506
6ft.x18ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,295 $6,506
10ft.x11ft. $8,395 $5,876 $9,395 $6,576
11ft.x10ft. $8,395 $5,876 $9,595 $6,716
8ft.x14ft. $8,495 $5,946 $9,695 $6,786
9ft.x13ft. $8,795 $6,156 $9,895 $6,926
10ft.x12ft. $8,795 $6,156 $9,995 $6,996
12ft.x10ft. $8,795 $6,156 $9,995 $6,996
8ft.x15ft. $8,995 $6,296 $10,195 $7,136
11ft.x11ft. $8,995 $6,296 $10,095 $7,066
9ft.x14ft. $9,195 $6,436 $10,695 $7,486
9ft.x14ft. $9,195 $6,436 $10,695 $7,486
8ft.x16ft. $9,295 $6,506 $10,795 $7,556

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. $9,695 $6,786 $10,995 $7,696
7ft.x19ft. $9,795 $6,856 $11,195 $7,836
8ft.x17ft. $9,795 $6,856 $11,495 $8,046
10ft.x14ft. $10,095 $7,066 $11,795 $8,256
7ft.x20ft. $10,195 $7,136 $11,695 $8,186
12ft.x12ft. $10,395 $7,276 $12,095 $8,466
8ft.x18ft. $10,495 $7,346 $12,095 $8,466
11ft.x14ft. $10,995 $7,696 $12,695 $8,886
10ft.x16ft. $11,695 $8,186 $13,095 $9,166
8ft.x20ft. $11,695 $8,186 $13,095 $9,166
8ft.x20ft. $11,395 $7,976 $13,195 $9,236
12ft.x14ft. $11,995 $8,396 $13,695 $9,586
11ft.x16ft. $12,595 $8,816 $14,595 $10,216
10ft.x18ft. $12,895 $9,026 $15,095 $10,566
9ft.x20ft. $12,695 $8,886 $14,795 $10,356
11ft.x17ft. $13,195 $9,236 $15,395 $10,776
12ft.x16ft. $13,395 $9,376 $15,595 $10,916
16ft.x12ft. $13,995 $9,796 $16,195 $11,336
14ft.x14ft. $13,695 $9,586 $15,795 $11,056
10ft.x20ft. $13,695 $9,586 $15,795 $11,056
10ft.x21ft. $14,695 $10,286 $16,695 $11,686
12ft.x18ft. $15,295 $10,706 $17,695 $12,386
10ft.x22ft. $15,695 $10,986 $17,595 $12,316
12ft.x20ft. $16,195 $11,336 $18,695 $13,086
13ft.x19ft. $17,095 $11,966 $19,795 $13,856
14ft.x18ft. $17,495 $12,246 $20,095 $14,066
11ft.x23ft. $16,895 $11,826 $19,695 $13,786
14ft.x20ft. $18,895 $13,226 $21,695 $15,186
13ft.x22ft. $19,395 $13,576 $22,595 $15,816
16ft.x18ft. $19,495 $13,646 $22,495 $15,746
12ft.x24ft. $19,495 $13,646 $22,595 $15,816
12ft.x25ft. $20,295 $14,206 $23,395 $16,376
14ft.x22ft. $20,895 $14,626 $24,095 $16,866
18ft.x18ft. $21,595 $15,116 $25,095 $17,566
12ft.x28ft. $22,495 $15,746 $26,195 $18,336
14ft.x24ft. $22,495 $15,746 $26,295 $18,406
20ft.x17ft. $22,895 $16,026 $26,495 $18,546
18ft.x20ft. $24,195 $16,936 $28,195 $19,736
14ft.x26ft. $24,495 $17,146 $28,495 $19,946
20ft.x20ft. $26,895 $18,826 $31,295 $21,906
16ft.x26ft. $28,095 $19,666 $32,095 $22,466
14ft.x30ft. $28,395 $19,876 $32,495 $22,746
13ft.x34ft. $29,595 $20,716 $34,395 $24,076
14ft.x32ft. $28,695 $20,086 $33,195 $23,236
18ft.x25ft. $30,495 $21,346 $34,895 $24,426
14ft.x33ft. $31,295 $21,906 $35,695 $24,986
20ft.x24ft. $32,295 $22,606 $37,295 $26,106
16ft.x30ft. $32,295 $22,606 $37,295 $26,106
14ft.x36ft. $33,995 $23,796 $39,095 $27,366
20ft.x26ft. $34,995 $24,496 $40,295 $28,206
14ft.x40ft. $37,695 $26,386 $43,195 $30,236
16ft.x36ft. $38,595 $27,016 $44,395 $31,076

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