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Chip Wade helps families who need a bit more space redesign their dream homes.

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Cozy Pet Nook Beneath Stairs

These homeowners made the most of their space by fashioning the area beneath the stairs into a pet nook. The cozy dog cubby provides a space for their four-footed friend to sleep in style.

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Black-and-White Cottage Kitchen

Industrial-style metal stools sit at a large black island in this charming cottage kitchen, which features stainless steel appliances and beautiful white cabinets. As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, the kitchen can be found in a converted barn that pairs rustic charm with modern furnishings.

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Open Concept Living Space with Lots of Seating

The Parker family wanted a space that was open and connected for their family that is very tightly woven. To help them achieve their goals, Chip and his crew knocked down several walls to open up the space. They kept the kitchen open by installing an oversized kitchen island to hold appliances and to help with storage concerns. The crew then added lots of seating for the family and inserted a homework station for the kids.

Outdoor Entertaining Space with Outdoor Chess Board

As seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room, the Zappa residence in Atlanta, GA is now fully equipped for outdoor entertaining after the backyard renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade and his team. Renovations included a fire pit, dining area, and a kitchen/grill area as well as a game area for outdoor chess, basketball and volleyball for the whole family to enjoy

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Outdoor Oasis

After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function with an art studio (right), garden, fire pit, hammock and chicken coop (left), as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.

Behind the Scenes With Contractor Chip Wade

Designer and licensed contractor Chip Wade, host of HGTV's Elbow Room. Here, Chip is greeted by one of the current residents of a historic barn that will soon be converted into a fully-functioning home.

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Modern Kitchen With Orange Accent Wall and Pendant Lights

A sleek white countertop and soft gray cabinets line this modern kitchen while contemporary orange pendant lights complement a colorful accent wall. Both the living and dining spaces are visible from the kitchen making entertaining easy.

Outdoor Golf Simulator

The Holland family needed an outdoor space that highlighted their love of golf, so Chip Wade and his design team from HGTV's hit show Elbow Room fitted their outdoor space with a golf simulator to help the family improve their game.

Brick Barn With Gambrel Roof and Colonnade

DIY Network's Elbow Room converted this brick barn into a stylish home with a little extra elbow grease. Complete with an iconic gambrel roof, the barn also features a brick colonnade that can serve as the front porch on the soon-to-be home.

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Warm Inviting Industrial Style Kitchen

Renovations of the Carroll family's kitchen include removal of walls to open the space up, unstained walnut wood, quartz countertops, sea foam green and tangerine paint, huge dovetail joints, and a walk-around pantry. Chip's overall goal was to create an industrial-style kitchen that is still homey and intimate.

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Chip Wade

Chip began working with his father at an early age – and over the years developed an interest in carpentry, landscaping and renovation.
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About the Show

In each episode of HGTV's Elbow Room, host Chip Wade helps a family who has outgrown their home devise and undertake an ingenious, large-scale renovation, custom remodel or home addition that's perfectly suited to the family's living needs.
Season 1, Episode 12

Designer/contractor Chip Wade solves a home office quandary for a couple who both work from home

John and Sherri thought they had the perfect house until about a year ago, when John took a job with a company based out of Philadelphia. Now they both work from home and are sharing a tiny cramped space that makes it impossible to get any work done. Designer/contractor Chip Wade turns their huge unfinished basement space into the ultimate home office with a custom movable wall that converts the room into an entertaining space. Chip gives Sherri's office a makeover too, so they can both work in harmony!

Oct 28
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

Chip Wade creates the ultimate entertainment backyard for a family of 5

Designer/contractor Chip Wade is presented with a unique challenge for this outdoor space: make it work for an entire family of 5! In addition to a patio and grilling station for dad, mom wants an outdoor oasis and the kids want an area to drive golf balls! Chip and his team come up with some amazing solutions to create the ultimate entertainment space to keep everyone happy. Let's hope it works!

Oct 28
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 2

Chip Wade creates a one of a kind bedroom that works as a family space as well as master suite

Sara and Josh Howell are a young couple with a little daughter and one on the way. Their master suite has become the epicenter of the home and they need more space to congregate. Designer/contractor Chip Wade creates an open floor plan by utilizing the unused rooms nearby. He remodels the master bathroom to include a custom tub with a molded seat made from a light weight concrete product. He opens access to the nursery by installing a swinging partition wall, allowing them to keep an eye on the baby with the option to close the door for privacy. Then to create a living room space, Chip installs a retractable bed that pushes into the wall to become a couch. This one of a kind bedroom is now works as a family space as well as master suite.

Oct 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Chip Wade remodels an unfinished basement into a guest suite for long family visits and to brew beer

David and Kerstin Adelman often have family visiting for long periods of time so they want to use their unfinished basement as a guest suite and family room. Designer/contractor Chip Wade rips out the back wall and installs a glass panel window to open the space up. He adds custom milled wood paneling through out and since David loves to make home made beer, Chip has an electric brewing system installed.

Nov 18
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 2

Chip Wade Breaks Down Barriers to Bring The Family to Together in this Great Room Renovation

Bryan and Kathy feel like they never get to see their kids because there's not a big enough area to hang out in for this family of 5. Their house is chopped up in to small rooms, especially their kitchen, so everyone goes their separate ways. Designer/contractor Chip Wade knows that, to bring the family together, he's going to have to make some massive changes in the home. Chip creates the gathering space by knocking down a huge feature: the fireplace that sits unused in the middle of the room. He also tackles the maze-like walls, knocking them all down to completely open up the space. The custom kitchen counter he designs has a cool home office feature and he creates a one-of-a-kind coffee table with something for everyone. Chip hopes he's created the perfect space for the family to congregate.

Nov 26
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Disaster on the Second Floor, Chip Wade rehabs an uncompleted master bedroom renovation project

Peter and Allison bought a house midway through the renovation process of the second floor, tired of living in a construction zone, they call on designer/ contractor Chip Wade to complete the project. Chip creates a striking bath room for her, a huge picture window for him, and a custom moving bed.

Dec 16
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Chip Wade Designs a Backyard full of FunSports Activities With a Sophisticated Italian Aesthetic

Vince and Cathy Zappa live on busy street and they worry because their kids play in front of the house because the backyard is a mess of dead leaves and pine needles. Designer/contractor Chip Wade solves this dilemma by creating an outdoor living space action packed full of sports activities with a sophisticated Italian aesthetic, complete with a new deck and dining area, and a play court with a life size chess board and movable basketball goal.

Sep 15
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 7

Designer/contractor Chip Wade solves a noise nightmare in a great room renovation

Homeowners Bill and Jennifer Langley's solid concrete house has one big living/dining room downstairs that is the only space for entertaining family, friends and kids. But when everyone's gathered, it's crowded and the noise level is a nightmare. Designer/contractor Chip Wade wants to relocate the kids when they entertain, give Jennifer a home office to replace the small nook she's using upstairs, and spruce up the backyard. Chip restructures this house by building a home office/den from an existing patio structure, creates custom built-in seating to open up the flow, and cuts through the concrete wall for access to the new outside BBQ area.

Oct 19
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Backyard Spa Retreat, Chip Wade transforms a spare room and backyard into a relaxing getaway.

Betsy and Frank are in desperate need of a space to relax and do yoga. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip completely transforms their spare room and connecting backyard into an Asian inspired retreat complete with water feature, fire feature, and hot tub.

Dec 28
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Contractor Chip Wade helps couple transform their attic into an adults only retreat.

Finding some alone time together is proving to be difficult for Erik and Susanne. Their two children are taking overthe house, even their tiny, cramped master bedroom. And the whole family shares one small bathroom. These parents want to go hide in the attic, but it's raw space that's not suitable for a bedroom. That is, until contractor Chip Wade steps in. Chip is determined to turn this unwelcoming, dusty attic into an adults only master suite. But that's easier said than done. He'll have to take off the roof of the home to raise the ceiling height, but his efforts are thwarted by days and days of heavy rain. These delays, along with a nervous homeowner and the seemingly endless list of things to check off, have Chip and his crew working overtime. Will they be able to pull off a luxurious master bedroom retreat for mom and dad?

Jan 25
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Chip Wade designs a baker's dream kitchen/ great room that brings the family together

The Carroll's have three generations of family under one house of small closed off rooms. Nancy loves to bake, but the kitchen cuts her off from everyone else. Designer/contractor Chip Wade solves this problem by tearing out the walls to create a kitchen/great room to suite her baking needs as well as bringing the family together with a custom fireplace wall with a 9 foot fold down table, a walk thru pantry and a built-in wall oven.

Feb 22
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Designer/Contractor Chip Wade upgrades attic into a home gym.

The Perez family needs a space in their home to stay fit. With three growing boys who are avid soccer players, mom who enjoys the martial arts and dad who is intent on losing weight and getting healthy, they figured that working out as a family is the best motivation for everyone. The family enlists Designer/Contractor Chip Wade to help them build a home fitness center that would cater to everyone's interests. But Chip and his team have their work cutout for them converting a small, dusty attic space into a home gym with enough space to address all the family's desires.

Mar 14
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Designer/ Contractor Chip Wade remodels a kitchen/great room full of family history

High school sweethearts Renee and Michael Wymer's house has a lot of history. Renee grew up in the house that they bought from her dad, but it's too small for their family of four. Designer/contractor Chip Wade reconfigures the house to better utilize the space. He knocks down all the walls between the kitchen, dinning room and outdoor porch to create a huge open and airy space. In the kitchen he installs new ceiling high shelving with moveable glass panels, and builds a beautiful sunken floor dining area with a custom dinning table that expands into the outdoor deck, and converts into outdoor seating.

Mar 14
7am | 6c

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