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Spring/Summer 2014 Style Picks

It’s all about modern edge this summer with our SS14 picks. It’s important to always keep in mind that our structures can be purposed for absolutely anything. A studio can be a garage, a shed can be a studio, don’t let the names stifle your creative vision. Each one of our modern designs offers effortless style for looks that we think are pretty timeless.


The Urban Garage, initially labeled a shed, was repurposed for a Toronto client when he was looking for a sleek design that would complement his urban home.  Clean lines and a contemporary feel make this a chic choice for those looking to add personality to their outdoor space.

urban garage


The Dune cabana is one of our particularly trendy designs; it’s perfect for housing your pool equipment or garden tools in style. Its stand out feature is the picture frame concealed door, standard on all Dune models. The hidden door offers a streamlined finish for modern simplicity that works especially well in smaller yards.

dune cabana

And finally the Verana Collection, designed by award-winning Toronto architects Christina Ho Ping and Peter Tan, offers prefab styles that boast refreshing simplicity. Built-in desks, cabinets and closets, as well as shelving and even a Murphy bed are options that make the space in your Verana structure truly functional. With the option of sliding doors or bifold doors in cedar, fir or oak, it’s safe to say that your preference will be met.

verana collection


Embracing style, health, and sustainability the Verana Collection is all about green style with these key features:


  • Sedum green roof option for reducing carbon footprint (less heating and cooling required)
  • Large overhangs over glazing walls to reduce heat gain in the building
  • Strawboard finishes that utilize a non-formaldehyde-based production process (no glues, renewable)
  • Engineered to sit on concrete blocks creating minimal land damage
  • EPDM waterproof roof that does not pollute runoff rainwater, ideal for rainwater harvesting

inside verana


So not only are we loving Christina and Peter’s designs, we think it’s pretty cool that they’re green as well. We hope our SS14 picks help to inspire your outdoor style.


The Copper Creek Shed from Evansville, Wisconsin

David was looking for a storage shed, but he found so much more. With so many customizable options at Summerwood, he decided to look for something more suitable to maximize storage space as well as allow lots of sunlight inside.


David’s 10′ x 14′ Copper Creek shed

A Space Solution: The Kepler Creek “Man Cave” Cabin

Here’s our family, and our problem:
Three teenage boys, and a house no longer big enough for all of them.

The solution? An 18’ x 24’ Kepler Creek Cabin from Summerwood.