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

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Bright Orange Dining Room With Modern Pendant Light

Orange walls bring this modern dining room to life. A custom dining table with built-in trivet allows for hot dishes to be within arm's reach.

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.

Golf Lover's Dream

As part of the Holland home transformation in Atlanta, Georgia, licensed contractor Chip Wade designed a maintenance free putting green, water feature and manicured lawn for the family that loves golf. The Holland home transformation also included a water feature, construction of an outdoor, multi use pavilion complete with a golf simulator and a grill area to entertain outdoor, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.

Stylish Functional Kitchen and Living Space

As part of the Parker home transformation in Atlanta, GA, licensed contractor Chip Wade took out a number of walls in the kitchen and living room to make an open air living area. The formal dining area is now adjacent to the great room and part of the open flow of the space. The transformation included a large kitchen island with ample storage and cooking area along with a work station that mechanically lifts for the kids to do their homework. The living area also includes a multi-use ottoman for everyone in the family-including the dog. This creates a central area for the kids to work and spend time with their parents, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.

Modern White Kitchen and Dining Combo

This modern white kitchen features dark wood cabinetry and white decor with hints of color. Its large island and dining table offer plenty of room for cooking and entertaining. Modern light fixtures illuminate the space and compliment the overall design. White tile covers the far wall and adds an interesting visual element.

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.

Beverage Station in Home Gym

As seen on HGTV's hit show Elbow Room, Chip and his team of designers created an attic home gym for the Perez family who felt they missed out on time with each other while they all were exercising. This room will bring the whole family together with something for everyone. To keep the family cool, Chip and his team installed a giant fan. They also installed this beverage cart to keep the gym rats hydrated as they exercise.

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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Open-Concept Living Room and Kitchen

This stunning converted barn features a stylish living room just off the kitchen. Room highlights include the cozy stone fireplace, beadboard walls, striped green chairs, and an abundance of natural light.

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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.

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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 1, Episode 11

Designer/contractor Chip Wade builds a tree house that will be the neighborhood destination for fun

Todd Brown relocated his family to Atlanta for his job. He got his kids excited about the move by promising a great backyard with a tree house. Todd has been trying to make this happen, but his skills and time are limited. Designer/contractor Chip Wade rescues Todd from this daunting task and builds an awesome tree house with a zip line and play set, this will be the neighborhood destination for fun!

Oct 28
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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 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 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 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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