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Ajax Essential Studio

Project Specs

Project Dimensions

16' x 14' Footprint (224 sqft), 9' Front Wall Height, 20" Roof Overhang

Colour and Siding Options

1x6 Tongue & Groove Pine with Muskoka Brown Stain, Charcoal Corrugated Steel, Outriggers and Trim stained with Muskoka Brown

Intended Use

Multi-use space for both family leisure and a place to work quietly

Install Time

Three days on site to complete the structure, one day to insulate the interior.

Permit Required

The Essential Studio

Fadi came to us with the idea of building a functional backyard studio space and we wanted to design something special for him and his family to enjoy. The modern studio that we built for his Ajax home gave him the perfect backyard space to complete his work and a comfortable place to escape for his family.

Design phase:

From the initial design and consultation, we wanted to produce a studio that would match the feel of his existing backyard and a system that would be the perfect layout to accommodate work and leisure. We wanted a place where he could feel organized but also cosy for his daily use. What we came up with for the design would be a spacious studio that would include a couch, wood stove and a large sliding door.

We wanted to bring in plenty of natural light as well as the option of a healthy air flow throughout the summer. The  pine siding with Muskoka Brown stain paired with the charcoal steel helped achieve an aesthetic that felt very warm and inviting, and complimented the nature behind his property perfectly.

The Backyard studio with its quality 4 panel sliding door and premium pine tongue and groove style siding would be a true focal point inside the backyard and a space that Fadi could use to have a productive office area.

Building Phase

We arrived on the first day of the installation with two trailers packed full with wall panels, rafters, siding, and steel.  We spent the first day unloading, organizing the site, and then building up the structure and getting it water tight before heading back to the shop. Day two saw us completing all of the exterior siding and finishing the last ply of roofing with accommodations for the future vent for the wood stove. Our final day on site was for finishing touches. Trim around the windows and door, touch up stain, silicone to make sure the build was completely water tight and, of course, a walkthrough with Fadi to ensure he was pleased with how his build was coming along. At this point the structure was complete from our end and he was free to have the electrical run and the interior finished.

His Vision Complete

We are proud of the craftsmanship here and this is a studio space that will stand for years in the yard providing him and his family with the best in workspaces and relaxation. We offered timely updates as we were building and we wanted to make sure the yard was cleaned for minimal disruptions throughout the process of the build. If you are interested in a backyard studio, garden shed, or a unique entertaining space in your backyard, contact us and we can build a modern studio space for you!

A Review from our Customer

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness
It was a great experience working with Sebastian and his team starting from the custom design requirements that I had all through the process of foundation building permit to installation. Sebastian was always available for calls, emails and video meetings for guidance and professional suggestion when the project was going into some obstacles related to the foundations of studio shed. I definitely recommend Backyard Escape Studios for others to work with Sebastian and his team.