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Verana

Home Studios

Come in and enjoy your own personal space.

Contemporary home studio kits for small spaces designed for Summerwood by award-winning Toronto architects Christine Ho Ping Kong and Peter Tan. The Verana is a collection of prefab home studio ideas of refreshing simplicity. The space is made functional with built-in desks, cabinets and closets, shelving, and even a "Murphy" bed. Choose from sliding doors or bifold doors in cedar, fir or oak. Read on to learn more about the exciting new Verana Collection by Summerwood Products & Toronto design firm - Studio Junction.

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overview

  
  • Our elegantly engineered backyard Verana studio collection is perfect as a home office or living quarters, with built-in desks, cabinets and a “Murphy” bed to suit your needs.

    View more on pricing and our backyard Verana studio in these style tabs.

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
- Tyvek house wrap moisture barrier and cedar breather

Popular options:

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

Floor plan

Below is a Verana style floorplan to get you started. For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

Verana 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 Verana studio sizes

Verana have sizes ranging from 96 sq.ft to 336 sq.ft

If you cannot find your sizes please contact us.

Assembling

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our backyard Verana studio include 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 Verana building being assembled.

  • Verana studio foundation

  • Wall frame assembly

  • Roof frame install

  • Enhanced Siding install

  • Completed Verana studio

Hiring a contractor

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

Contractor working on a roof
  

details & specs

  

Backyard Verana Studio Dimensions

VERANA 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. 4ft. x 10ft.) 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 Verana 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 Verana 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 Verana styles, being one of the easiest roofs to install and frame when compared to other roof styles.

The Verana roof is designed to have a standard 4’ overhang on the front side and 2’ around the remaining perimeter. The roof consists of ½” Spruce plywood sheathing and pre-engineered trusses 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 a Verana 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.

Verana overhang detail

Foundations

Though the Verana 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.

Verana building foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the backyard Verana 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.

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
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 2x4 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1b 1/2" ply + 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 Verana 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.

Interior cedar siding choices for a Verana studio

Finishing

Once your backyard Verana 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 design.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

If you plan to heat your Verana 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 Verana all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Insulation for a Verana building

Electrical

The inside of our modern Verana 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 Verana 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 home studio.

Plumbing for a Verana
  

pricing

  

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

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

    

Sm Verana
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $CAD
Small Verana
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled Installed
4ft.x12ft. $4,895 $4,895 $5,395 $5,395 $7,595 $7,595
6ft.x9ft. $4,995 $4,995 $5,595 $5,595 $8,195 $8,195
6ft.x10ft. $5,095 $5,095 $5,795 $5,795 $8,495 $8,495
7ft.x9ft. $5,195 $5,195 $5,895 $5,895 $8,595 $8,595

Med Verana
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $CAD
Medium Verana
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled Installed
6ft.x12ft. $5,795 $5,795 $6,595 $6,595 $9,695 $9,695
12ft.x6ft. $4,495 $4,495 $5,095 $5,095 $7,495 $7,495
9ft.x8ft. $5,895 $5,895 $6,695 $6,695 $9,795 $9,795
8ft.x10ft. $6,295 $6,295 $7,195 $7,195 $10,495 $10,495
4ft.x20ft. $6,195 $6,195 $6,995 $6,995 $10,295 $10,295
7ft.x12ft. $6,095 $6,095 $7,095 $7,095 $10,395 $10,395
8ft.x12ft. $6,995 $6,995 $8,095 $8,095 $11,995 $11,995
6ft.x16ft. $6,995 $6,995 $8,095 $8,095 $11,995 $11,995
7ft.x14ft. $7,395 $7,395 $8,695 $8,695 $12,695 $12,695
10ft.x10ft. $7,195 $7,195 $8,395 $8,395 $12,395 $12,395

LGE Verana
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

* All prices in $CAD
Large Verana
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled Installed
8ft.x13ft. $7,095 $7,095 $8,195 $8,195 $12,095 $12,095
7ft.x15ft. $8,095 $8,095 $9,195 $9,195 $13,495 $13,495
9ft.x12ft. $7,995 $7,995 $8,995 $8,995 $13,095 $13,095
10ft.x11ft. $8,095 $8,095 $9,195 $9,195 $13,495 $13,495
8ft.x14ft. $7,195 $7,195 $8,295 $8,295 $12,295 $12,295
9ft.x13ft. $8,695 $8,695 $9,695 $9,695 $14,395 $14,395
10ft.x12ft. $8,795 $8,795 $9,995 $9,995 $14,695 $14,695
8ft.x15ft. $8,795 $8,795 $9,995 $9,995 $14,695 $14,695
11ft.x11ft. $8,795 $8,795 $9,995 $9,995 $14,695 $14,695
9ft.x14ft. $9,195 $9,195 $10,495 $10,495 $15,395 $15,395
8ft.x16ft. $8,895 $8,895 $10,095 $10,095 $14,795 $14,795

X LGE Verana
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $CAD
Medium Verana
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled Installed
10ft.x14ft. $10,095 $10,095 $11,695 $11,695 $17,095 $17,095
12ft.x12ft. $10,395 $10,395 $11,895 $11,895 $17,395 $17,395
9ft.x16ft. $10,395 $10,395 $11,895 $11,895 $17,395 $17,395
10ft.x15ft. $10,995 $10,995 $12,495 $12,495 $18,495 $18,495
11ft.x14ft. $11,295 $11,295 $12,995 $12,995 $18,995 $18,995
10ft.x16ft. $11,795 $11,795 $13,495 $13,495 $19,695 $19,695
8ft.x20ft. $11,995 $11,995 $13,695 $13,695 $20,195 $20,195
12ft.x14ft. $12,395 $12,395 $14,395 $14,395 $21,195 $21,195
10ft.x18ft. $13,295 $13,295 $15,395 $15,395 $22,595 $22,595
12ft.x15ft. $13,295 $13,295 $15,395 $15,395 $22,595 $22,595
9ft.x20ft. $13,395 $13,395 $15,495 $15,495 $22,795 $22,795
12ft.x16ft. $14,195 $14,195 $16,195 $16,195 $23,795 $23,795
14ft.x14ft. $14,495 $14,495 $16,595 $16,595 $24,395 $24,395
9ft.x22ft. $14,695 $14,695 $16,895 $16,895 $24,895 $24,895
10ft.x20ft. $14,995 $14,995 $17,195 $17,195 $25,195 $25,195
12ft.x18ft. $16,095 $16,095 $18,495 $18,495 $27,195 $27,195
10ft.x22ft. $16,395 $16,395 $18,895 $18,895 $27,795 $27,795
14ft.x16ft. $16,695 $16,695 $19,295 $19,295 $28,195 $28,195
12ft.x20ft. $18,195 $18,195 $20,995 $20,995 $30,895 $30,895
10ft.x24ft. $18,195 $18,195 $20,795 $20,795 $30,595 $30,595
14ft.x18ft. $19,295 $19,295 $22,095 $22,095 $32,395 $32,395
16ft.x16ft. $19,495 $19,495 $22,295 $22,295 $32,795 $32,795
10ft.x26ft. $19,695 $19,695 $22,595 $22,595 $33,195 $33,195
12ft.x22ft. $20,095 $20,095 $22,995 $22,995 $33,895 $33,895
14ft.x20ft. $21,695 $21,695 $24,895 $24,895 $36,595 $36,595
10ft.x28ft. $21,695 $21,695 $24,895 $24,895 $36,595 $36,595
12ft.x24ft. $22,195 $22,195 $25,695 $25,695 $37,795 $37,795
16ft.x18ft. $22,195 $22,195 $25,695 $25,695 $37,795 $37,795
14ft.x22ft. $23,895 $23,895 $27,295 $27,295 $40,195 $40,195
12ft.x26ft. $25,695 $25,695 $29,295 $29,295 $43,195 $43,195
16ft.x20ft. $26,295 $26,295 $30,295 $30,295 $44,495 $44,495
14ft.x24ft. $27,795 $27,795 $31,795 $31,795 $46,695 $46,695
16ft.x22ft. $30,395 $30,395 $34,895 $34,895 $51,295 $51,295
14ft.x26ft. $31,295 $31,295 $35,995 $35,995 $52,795 $52,795
16ft.x24ft. $32,895 $32,895 $37,795 $37,795 $55,695 $55,695
17ft.x24ft. $36,295 $36,295 $42,295 $42,295 $62,195 $62,195
16ft.x26ft. $39,495 $39,495 $45,295 $45,295 $66,595 $66,595
18ft.x24ft. $39,695 $39,695 $45,795 $45,795 $67,295 $67,295
18ft.x26ft. $44,395 $44,395 $50,895 $50,895 $74,795 $74,795
12ft.x40ft. $47,495 $47,495 $54,495 $54,495 $80,195 $80,195
16ft.x30ft. $45,395 $45,395 $52,195 $52,195 $76,795 $76,795
20ft.x28ft. $52,995 $52,995 $60,795 $60,795 $89,495 $89,495
26ft.x30ft. $73,795 $73,795 $84,695 $84,695 $124,395 $124,395
20ft.x70ft. $132,395 $132,395 $152,095 $152,095 $223,495 $223,495

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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