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

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White Living Room With Orange Rug and Modern Gray Sectional

An orange rug anchors this bright and airy modern living featuring a gray sectional and round woven chairs.

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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Lofty & Open Living Space in Converted Barn

Decked out with salvaged materials and sleek accessories, this converted barn is a stylish abode. A black ceiling makes a bold statement without being gloomy thanks to crisp white walls and a spacious open floor plan. A dark gray kitchen island anchors the first floor, with an interior balcony overhead.

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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.

Old Barn Converted Into Grand Living Room

Licensed contractor Chip Wade of HGTV's Elbow Room converts a barn into a large open great room with soaring ceilings. Green-striped chairs and a white sofa bring a contemporary element to the space, while the stone fireplace and paneled walls preserve the history of the barn.

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Sleek Gray Fireplace Boasts Bold Orange Accents

Stunning in rich gray, this modern fireplace stands out against white walls. Bold orange accents energize the space and add an exclamation point to the design.

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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Converted Barn Great Room and Kitchen

This converted barn features contemporary furnishings combined with rustic accents, creating a stylish, comfortable living room.

Modern Kitchen with Classic Touches

Chip and his crew, from HGTV's hit show Elbow Room, were able to open up the Klingshims' kitchen by removing a few walls. The family wanted to modernize, but still wanted to keep the classic feel of the era in which the home was built. The team kept some of the more traditional aspects, such as the wood floors and traditional colors, but they modernized with features like custom cabinets and a brick backsplash.

Sitting Room Off Kitchen

The Graham residence after the kitchen renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade. As part of the renovation, Chip Wade added some personal details including custom welded initials of the homeowners in the seating area around the fireplace. With the addition of a garage door for easy indoor/outdoor access, a custom concrete table and all new appliances, the kitchen area is now perfect for entertaining large groups, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.

About the Host

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 3, Episode 3

Ground Control to Kitchen Command Center, Chip Wade Designs a Great Room with Reclaimed Wood Accents

Back from a 6-year stay in Alaska, Beth, Patrick and their four kids have become accustom to open space and have outgrown their segmented floor plan. Designer/ contractor Chip Wade wants to give Beth a great room where she can oversee the kids from her kitchen, "the command center". Chip tears out all the walls, positions the kitchen to face the living room, creates a custom brick wood fire pizza oven, and flanks the walls with reclaimed wood from old barn to give it a sense of warmth and history.

Tuesday
Oct 14
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 14
11:30am | 10:30c
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!

Tuesday
Oct 28
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Designer/contractor Chip Wade creates an-open air kitchen for an Air Force Pilot

Air Force pilot Preston and his wife Greer have moved so much that they've never bothered to decorate their homes. Now that they've bought a house they are eager to make it their own. Problem is, they don't know how to fix their ugly kitchen that's closed off from the rest of the house. Designer/contractor Chip Wade gets to work with an aggressive plan - create an open air kitchen by tearing out the back wall of the house and repurpose their unused patio into a dining area. And that's not all! He also plans to incase the new space with frameless sliding door and an outdoor pizza oven to create the perfect place to entertain friends and family.

Wednesday
Nov 5
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Wednesday
Nov 26
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.

Tuesday
Dec 16
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Designer/contractor Chip Wade designs a professional home office that doubles as a den

Adam Redd works from home in a tiny office but the noise of his young children and barking dog is distracting him from his work, he needs a quiet space to focus. Designer/contractor Chip Wade designs a professional office that doubles as a den when Adam is not working. He rips out the room dividing fireplace and builds a new fireplace flanking the outside of the house, creating more space in the living room. And to fix the noise problem, Chip installs a custom sliding hardwood doors to block out the noise.

Tuesday
Feb 3
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 6

Designer/Contractor Chip Wade builds an industrial inspired kitchen using concrete, metal and glass.

Jessica and John bought their home from Jessica's paternal grandmother. They are now the fourth generation to live in the house. However, they are anxious to get rid of the wood paneling, closed-off layout and original retro appliances in the kitchen! They want to be able to put their own stamp on the home and call it their own. Designer/Contractor Chip Wade comes up with an unexpected industrial-esque design for John and Jessica using concrete, metal and glass. With all the modernization that Chip and his crew added to Jessica and John's kitchen, the home now definitely fits in the 21st century.

Monday
Oct 26
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Monday
Nov 2
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Park the Party Here, Chip Wade transforms an unused garage into an adult party space.

After having 2 kids, Amy and James don't have any space in their house for themselves. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip completely transforms their unused garage into the ultimate adult party space with a custom ping-pong table, built in bar and archery range.

Monday
Dec 21
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Chip Wade solves a family's dilemma to move with a kitchen/great room renovation

Tom and Beverly Maiellaro and their 3 boys have out grown their house and they can't agree on wether they want stay or find a new home. Designer/contractor Chip Wade wants to convince Tom that he can renovate the kitchen and living space to hold large gatherings. Chip starts with tearing down walls to create great room, and renovates the kitchen to accommodate Tom's cooking needs with a custom walnut and maple butcher block, a new pantry with a unique sliding counter top to hide messes when entertaining. and to keep the boys entertained Chip builds a den area with built in seating and storage.

Monday
Jan 18
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.

Monday
Mar 14
7am | 6c

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