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The Catalina: Our 5 Sided Corner Shed

It’s that time of year again! Spring has arrived, and it’s brought along with it dreams of fabulous and stylish outdoor design. Many of us are busy spring-cleaning our homes and backyards, so that we can make the most of those beautiful sunny days and enjoy them to the fullest.

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Well here are Summerwood we’ve been busy making those dreams a reality for many of our customers. We’re not only concerned with fabulous and stylish design worth dreaming about, but also practicality, usability and functionality.

That’s where those tricky backyard corners come in! Many of our customers struggle with finding creative solutions to maximize their backyard space and function. They want the best of both worlds: an appealing design, and a building with a practical purpose. You don’t need a lot of space to achieve it, you may just need to re-think your backyard corners!

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Our Catalina Corner Shed Design is the ideal solution. It’s a five-sided corner building that can be customized to transform any backyard corner from wasted to usable space. We’ll show you how it functions as a Pool Cabana, Garden Shed, and even as a Studio/Office. Turns out, you do have space for a backyard building after all!

Catalina: Pool Cabana

Our Catalina Design functions in a unique way as a Five-Sided Corner Pool Cabana:
– Since it’s in a corner it can face the pool, creating a visual and functional focal point.
– It’s often used as a home to hide that unsightly pool equipment.
– The shape allows for lots of customization: feature a door, or hide it.
– It’s great for storing all of those collected pool toys!
– Can be used as a pool-side change-room, or add a bar-window to get the party started!

Catalina Five-Sided Corner Pool Cabana: A bar window is great option for pool parties!

Catalina Corner Pool Cabana: A bar window is great option for pool parties!

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Western Red Cedar Corner Pool Cabana

Western Red Cedar Corner Pool Cabana

Catalina: Garden Shed
Our Catalina Corner Shed is a great use of space for all of your storage needs:
– Customize the size of your corner shed to fit any corner.
– Transforms even the smallest corners into usable storage.
– The roof line is perfect for taking advantage of vertical space, lots of height!
– Perfect for an oddly shaped backyard, or for those looking to maximize usable space.
– Great for storing tools, garden equipment, outdoor furniture, and more!

Five-Sided Western Red Cedar Corner Shed

Five-Sided Western Red Cedar Corner Shed

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Now that's a functional and adorable backyard corner shed!

Now that’s a functional (and adorable) backyard corner shed!

Catalina: Home Office/Studio
Our Catalina Corner Building is your corner office, in your very own backyard:
– Functions as an extra room for you and your family, without the hassle or expense of adding an addition to your existing home.
– Use it as a backyard corner office, or backyard corner studio.
– Provides separation from your work space: a functional backyard office at home, but not in your home, so you can relax!

Use our five-sided corner building as your corner office, year round!

Use our five-sided corner building as your corner office, year round!

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A backyard corner building is great for extra hang-out cspace.

A backyard corner building is great for extra hang-out space.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.