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Pool Cabanas

Urban Studio

A modern, fresh design for your outdoor living space.

The Urban Studio is a modern pool cabana option for those looking to infuse a fresh look into their outdoor space through a sleek pool house design. It’s all about stylish simplicity with this pool house, perfect for creating a backyard oasis feel. Make it your own in the Custom Design Center or check out our favourites first!

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  • The magnificent Urban studio pool house offers a sleek design for those looking for a fresh look in their outdoor space. View more on pricing and our Urban studio pool house in these style tabs.

  • Urban studio pool house


- 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:
  • Sliding, French double 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.

  • Urban studio pool house Floor Plan 1
  • Urban studio pool house 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 studio pool house sizes

Urban studio have sizes ranging from 48 sq.ft to 196 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

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

  • Urban studio pool house concrete pad foundation

    Urban studio concrete pad foundation

  • Wall frame and insulation foam Urban studio pool house

    Wall frame and insulation foam install

  • Roof frame Urban studio pool house

    Roof frame assembly

  • Completed Urban studio pool house

    Completed Urban install (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.

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

    The products featured in this video are Urban Studios in backyard, pool, and garden settings. This versatile style can fit all your backyard needs! It features a low sloping flat roof, sleek siding options, and your choice of modern or traditional windows and doors.

    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
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"
8' - 6 1/4" 8' 12" 1:12


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 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 Urban studio pool cabana 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


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


Like all summerwood designs, the backyard Urban studio shed 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 spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
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.

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


Once your backyard Urban studio pool house 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


If you plan to heat your Urban studio pool cabana, 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


The inside of our Urban studio pool cabana 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


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


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
Pool Cabanas (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Urban Studio
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
5ft.x4ft. $4,795 $5,595
6ft.x4ft. $5,395 $6,295
5ft.x6ft. $5,995 $7,195
4ft.x8ft. $6,295 $7,495
3ft.x11ft. $6,395 $7,595
5ft.x7ft. $6,295 $7,495
7ft.x5ft. $6,295 $7,495
9ft.x4ft. $7,395 $8,595
4ft.x9ft. $6,895 $7,995
6ft.x6ft. $6,995 $8,295
4ft.x10ft. $7,395 $8,595
4ft.x11ft. $7,995 $9,395
5ft.x9ft. $8,195 $9,395
4ft.x12ft. $8,295 $9,895
6ft.x8ft. $7,995 $9,395
8ft.x6ft. $7,995 $9,395
7ft.x7ft. $8,195 $9,495
5ft.x10ft. $7,995 $9,495
6ft.x9ft. $8,195 $9,495
5ft.x11ft. $8,295 $9,895
7ft.x8ft. $8,495 $9,995
5ft.x12ft. $8,495 $10,095
6ft.x10ft. $8,195 $9,495
10ft.x6ft. $8,195 $9,495
9ft.x7ft. $8,595 $9,895
7ft.x9ft. $8,595 $9,895
8ft.x8ft. $8,195 $9,495
6ft.x11ft. $8,795 $10,095
7ft.x10ft. $9,095 $10,295
10ft.x7ft. $8,695 $9,995
5ft.x14ft. $9,095 $10,295

MD Urban Studio
Pool Cabanas ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Urban Studio
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $9,295 $10,595
7ft.x11ft. $9,995 $11,395
10ft.x8ft. $10,095 $11,495
8ft.x10ft. $10,095 $11,495
5ft.x16ft. $9,995 $11,395
9ft.x9ft. $9,895 $11,295
7ft.x12ft. $10,495 $11,995
6ft.x14ft. $10,295 $11,695
8ft.x11ft. $10,195 $11,595
9ft.x10ft. $10,495 $11,995
10ft.x9ft. $10,595 $12,095
5ft.x18ft. $11,095 $12,495
7ft.x13ft. $11,095 $12,495
13ft.x7ft. $11,195 $12,595
8ft.x12ft. $11,195 $12,595
12ft.x8ft. $11,195 $12,595
6ft.x16ft. $11,195 $12,595
7ft.x14ft. $11,395 $12,895
11ft.x9ft. $11,695 $13,295
9ft.x11ft. $11,495 $12,995
10ft.x10ft. $11,795 $13,395

LG Urban Studio
Pool Cabanas (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Urban Studio
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x17ft. $11,895 $13,595
13ft.x8ft. $12,395 $13,995
8ft.x13ft. $12,395 $13,995
7ft.x15ft. $12,495 $14,195
9ft.x12ft. $12,695 $14,395
12ft.x9ft. $12,695 $14,395
6ft.x18ft. $12,695 $14,395
10ft.x11ft. $12,795 $14,495
11ft.x10ft. $12,795 $14,495
8ft.x14ft. $12,895 $14,395
7ft.x16ft. $12,895 $14,395
16ft.x7ft. $13,195 $14,595
9ft.x13ft. $13,495 $14,895
10ft.x12ft. $13,495 $14,895
12ft.x10ft. $13,495 $14,895
8ft.x15ft. $13,895 $15,495
11ft.x11ft. $13,895 $15,495
9ft.x14ft. $14,095 $15,695
8ft.x16ft. $14,195 $15,795

XLG Urban Studio
Pool Cabanas ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Urban Studio
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft.x12ft. $14,195 $15,795
7ft.x19ft. $14,295 $15,895
8ft.x17ft. $14,295 $15,895
10ft.x14ft. $14,795 $16,495
7ft.x20ft. $14,795 $16,495
14ft.x10ft. $15,395 $16,995
12ft.x12ft. $15,295 $16,895
8ft.x18ft. $15,395 $16,995
9ft.x16ft. $15,495 $17,095
10ft.x15ft. $15,895 $17,695
11ft.x14ft. $16,095 $17,895
12ft.x13ft. $16,495 $18,395
10ft.x16ft. $16,995 $18,895
8ft.x20ft. $16,695 $18,595
9ft.x18ft. $17,195 $18,995
12ft.x14ft. $17,495 $19,295
14ft.x12ft. $17,795 $19,695
10ft.x17ft. $17,995 $19,895
11ft.x16ft. $18,495 $20,395
10ft.x18ft. $18,895 $21,095
9ft.x20ft. $18,595 $20,595
11ft.x17ft. $19,195 $21,395
10ft.x19ft. $19,495 $21,695
12ft.x16ft. $19,595 $21,695
16ft.x12ft. $20,395 $22,695
13ft.x15ft. $20,295 $22,595
14ft.x14ft. $19,995 $22,095
10ft.x20ft. $19,995 $22,095
10ft.x21ft. $20,595 $22,895
12ft.x18ft. $21,895 $24,295
10ft.x22ft. $22,795 $25,295
11ft.x20ft. $21,795 $24,295
12ft.x19ft. $23,095 $25,595
12ft.x20ft. $23,795 $26,295
20ft.x12ft. $24,595 $27,295
13ft.x19ft. $24,895 $27,595
14ft.x18ft. $25,395 $28,195
11ft.x23ft. $25,395 $28,195
12ft.x22ft. $26,595 $29,195
16ft.x17ft. $27,195 $30,095
14ft.x20ft. $27,495 $30,495
13ft.x22ft. $28,495 $31,395
16ft.x18ft. $28,595 $31,595
12ft.x24ft. $28,595 $31,595
12ft.x25ft. $29,695 $32,795
20ft.x15ft. $29,695 $32,895
15ft.x20ft. $29,695 $32,895
14ft.x22ft. $30,395 $33,595
22ft.x14ft. $30,395 $33,595
16ft.x20ft. $31,595 $34,995
18ft.x18ft. $31,495 $34,895
12ft.x28ft. $32,795 $36,195
14ft.x24ft. $32,795 $36,195
20ft.x17ft. $33,495 $37,095
16ft.x22ft. $34,695 $38,295
17ft.x21ft. $35,095 $38,795
18ft.x20ft. $35,295 $38,995
20ft.x18ft. $35,295 $38,995
15ft.x24ft. $35,295 $38,895
12ft.x30ft. $35,295 $38,995
14ft.x26ft. $35,695 $39,495
20ft.x20ft. $39,195 $43,295
16ft.x26ft. $41,095 $45,395
14ft.x30ft. $41,495 $45,795
13ft.x34ft. $41,595 $45,995
14ft.x32ft. $41,795 $46,195
16ft.x28ft. $43,095 $47,595
18ft.x25ft. $44,395 $49,095
14ft.x33ft. $45,595 $50,295
20ft.x24ft. $47,195 $51,895
16ft.x30ft. $47,195 $51,895
14ft.x36ft. $49,695 $54,695
20ft.x26ft. $51,095 $56,295
14ft.x40ft. $54,995 $60,695
16ft.x36ft. $56,195 $61,995
16ft.x42ft. $66,595 $73,495
16ft.x48ft. $68,595 $78,495

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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