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

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Sitting Area in Luxury Master Suite

Chip and his team from HGTV's show Elbow Room added a spacious sitting area inside of the Olsons' luxury master suite.

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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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Open Air Bathroom with Dramatic Chandelier and Double Vanities

The Olson residence after the addition of a master bedroom retreat by licensed contractor Chip Wade. A chandelier hangs over the bathtub for a dramatic and elegant look. The couple will also enjoy the separate vanities in the spacious and open bathroom. By finishing the incomplete attic space, Chip Wade was able to design a spacious retreat for the homeowners to escape to when the house is feeling too crowded, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.

Outdoor Space for Creating

The Schroeders wanted a place to play and be creative together, so Chip Wade and his team from Elbow Room answered the family's requests. He created gardens throughout the space so that the family could spend time together in nature. The crew also included aspects that the family enjoys, such as a chicken coop, a hammock, a fire pit and an art studio.

Plentiful Seating in the Family Room

The Parkers wanted a relaxing place for their family to spend time, so Chip Wade and his team of designers from HGTV's hit show Elbow Room knocked down the walls that used to separate the Parkers' kitchen from their dining room. By doing that, he lost some storage space, so Chip added an over sized island to alleviate the storage issues. Then the team added a lush sofa, an armchair and an oversized ottoman so that all of the Parkers would fit comfortably in their new space.

Functional Stylish Family Room

The Francis family asked the crew of Elbow Room for a flowing and functional kitchen and family room. To make this happen, Chip Wade and his crew enclosed the back deck and demolished several walls. To make up for lost space, the crew installed an oversized island to hold appliances and supply extra storage. They also added seating in the kitchen by building a banquette to wrap around the kitchen table and adding bar stools to the end of the countertop. The kitchen, then flows into the living room where the crew added comfort in two oversized chairs looking onto the fireplace.

Converted Barn Great Room and Kitchen

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

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.

Cozy Pet Nook With Orange Pillows

Orange throw pillows and a dog bed are nestled inside this nook, creating a cozy relaxation spot for the family pet.

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White Contemporary Living Room With Orange Rug

A sleek stone fireplace beneath a wall-mounted flat screen TV serves as the focal point of the room. Rattan bucket chairs complement the bright orange area rug while an angular white coffee table provides contrast to the vibrant rug color.

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 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 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.

Nov 18
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Dec 16
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Dec 16
9am | 8c
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 4, Episode 5

Backyard Battleground, Chip Wade transforms an empty backyard into the ultimate play area for boys.

Greg and Carla are in desperate need of a backyard that their 3 boys can play in with all of their neighborhood friends. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip is able to transform their empty backyard into the ultimate play area for boys, with touches of sophistication for the adults.

Jun 27
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 9

With another one on the way, an expecting couple turns to Designer/Contractor Chip Wade for help.

The homeowners are awaiting the birth of their second child which means the grandparents are quick to follow! Problem is, Chris and Helen have nowhere to put them now that they'll be turning the guest bedroom into a nursery. Designer/Contractor Chip Wade proposes utilizing the space that the carport is currently occupying and turning that into a guest bedroom that would double as an office for Chris when the in-laws are not around. Chip and his crew are able to create an innovative way of separating the guest bedroom to the main living area. And as a surprise for Chris and Helen, Chip decided to renovate the kitchen as well! But the homeowners are not the only ones who received a big surprise: Helen gives birth earlier than anticipated, throwing the entire renovation into turmoil.

Jul 14
8am | 7c
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 11

Designer/Contractor Chip Wade turns a cramped home office into a functional and large space.

Julia and David run a graphic design business out of their home. The only entrance to the office is through their master bedroom. They feel very unprofessional when they have clients over and ask them to walk around their bed. And with two small children, the space gets even smaller. Designer/Contractor Chip Wade comes up with a plan to enlarge their present office and give them a more professional entrance that would satisfy their taste in design and functionality. But there are a lot of parts to this renovation which leaves a lot of room for problems, including delivery delays and a frustrating issue with the new stairway.

Jan 11
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 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

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