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

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Back Yard Chicken Coop

After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old shed was transformed into a chicken coop (left) and a sitting area with a custom hammock, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.

Master Suite with Custom Door Designs and Beautiful Blue Hues

As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, the bedroom utilizes the angled roof line and features plenty of closet space, bold blue colors and a moveable bed that can be placed at the window for a beautiful lake view. The closets have custom designed wood doors that add a modern flare to the space. After the master suite renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Van Hattums now have a beautiful master suite and bathroom which combines their love for the old world style and modern conveniences.

Luxurious Soaker Tub in Bathroom that Looks Into Back Yard

Bathroom view in the master suite with hand-painted blue walls and a modern tub to enjoy the backyard view. After the master suite renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Van Hattums now have a beautiful master suite and bathroom which combines their love for the old world style and modern conveniences.

Giant Fan in Home Gym

Licensed contractor Chip Wade reveals the newly transformed attic space to the Perez family. With every family member being active and involved in sports, the family felt like they were missing out on spending time together. To fix this problem, Chip Wade turned the unfinished attic space into a home gym that fits every family member's needs. The gym includes this industrial fan to keep everyone cool while sweating, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.

Open Floor Plan Living Room and Dining Room with Modern Design

The Durfys wanted a stylish, open floor plan, so when Chip and his design team renovated their home, they kept the couple's dreams in mind. The team opened up several walls and added geometric designs to complete this modern style design. They also added rich, unique furniture to complete the look and bring the couple's stylish living space together.

Kitchen Drawer Storage and Step Stool

This metal kitchen drawer functions as a storage space and a clever built-in step stool.

Kitchen with Lots of Cabinet Storage

One of the Parkers' concerns was storage, so Chip and his design team added tons of cabinet space to store all of the family's belongings. They even added a kitchen island to help alleviate the storage problem.

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

Photo By: Bryan Meltz/ Getty Images

Custom Concrete Table and Garage Door in Kitchen

The Graham residence after the kitchen renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade. As part of the renovation, Chip Wade added a garage door to allow for indoor and outdoor entertaining and tons of natural light. His design also included a custom concrete table weighing over two thousand pounds. The table also housed the cooktop and sink without exposing the working parts under the table, making for a clean look. With the addition of a garage door, a custom table and all new appliances, the kitchen area is now perfect for entertaining large groups, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.

Photo By: Jessica McGowan

Open Modern Kitchen with Classic Touches

The Klingshirn residence after the kitchen and living area renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade in Atlanta, GA. The renovation included removing a number of walls to give the floor plan a circular and more open layout, but also respecting the era in which the house was built. The kitchen is outfitted with plenty of modern cabinets, new appliances, moveable kitchen cart and a coffered ceilings, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.

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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 3, Episode 10

A Barn to Dwell, Not Smell

The Jordan family moved from the city to the country and bought a barn that they want to transform into their dream home, the problem is no contractors will touch this project. Designer/ contractor Chip Wade saddles up for the challenge to design a space for both animals and humans to live in. He removes 2 of the horse stalls and the ceiling of the floor above to create a huge family room and kitchen with 30 foot ceilings, and a picture window looking out to the horse stalls.

Tuesday
Oct 14
10am | 9c
Season 31, Episode 12

Trampoline lounging, Chip Wade designs a fun backyard for both kids and adults

The Jackson family wants to change their huge back yard into the ultimate gathering space to entertain their large extended family. Designer/contractor Chip Wade extends the living space outside where the kids and the adults can play, by extending the porch, installing a outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, soccer field and trampolines.

Tuesday
Oct 14
10:30am | 9:30c
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 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.

Tuesday
Nov 18
11am | 10c
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 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.

Tuesday
Dec 16
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 12

Chip Wade remodels a cavernous basement into a multi-use living space for foreign exchange students

Renee, and her daughters love hosting foreign exchange students, but haven't been able to since moving into their cramped space. Designer/ contractor Chip Wade turns their cavernous basement into a bright and fun living space for the family and their visitors to enjoy, with multi-level spaces for students to study and sleep.

Tuesday
Dec 16
11am | 10c
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 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.

Tuesday
Mar 10
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
Mar 10
10:30am | 9:30c
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

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