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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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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 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.

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.

Black Library Ladder Against White Shelves

A library ladder aids with accessing the hard-to-reach shelves in this home's living room and provides a visual tie with the dark wood tones used elsewhere.

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Master Bedroom with Old World Charm and Modern Conveniences

As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, Chip Wade and his team used the pitch of the bedroom to add a unique elements to the Van Hattums' master suite. Their elegant bedroom set and luxurious chandelier bring out the Van Hattums' love for old world charm, while their moveable bed lends itself to the modern conveniences that the Van Hattums enjoy.

Functional Open Concept Kitchen and Sitting Area

The Williams family asked Chip of HGTV's Elbow Room to design them a family friendly, functional kitchen. Chip included a ton of seating for this family to entertain, a study area for the kids to do their homework, as well as a beautiful muted brick fireplace. The natural elements in the room, such as the exposed wood beams and molding as well as the natural light that pours into the room through the spacious windows in the sitting area help to create the rustic, natural look the family was hoping for.

Dutch Door and Dog Bed in Outdoor Art Studio

After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old playground is replaced with an art studio complete with a Dutch door, dog bed, sitting area and painting desk, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.

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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Smart Storage With Metal Baskets

A pair of metal baskets mounted to the wall creates an industrial-style storage system that looks great and is useful for holding extra throw pillows and blankets.

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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 6

Chip Wade Designs a Wine-Lover's Great Room that Both Parents and Kids Can Enjoy

The Overdyke's don't like the closed floor plan of their 70's style ranch home. There is no grown up space for them because the kid's toys are everywhere. They need a space to accommodate both kids and adults. Designer / contractor Chip Wade transforms their family room, sunroom and kitchen into one huge great room, with a new desk area with a wine cork backsplash, a wine sports lounge with a custom wine storage carrousel, and a built-in wall shelving unit with a ton of storage for the kid's toys.

Tuesday
Oct 14
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 14
9:30am | 8:30c
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 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
Oct 14
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Contractor/ designer Chip Wade renovates a unfinished attic.

Homeowners Loren Soloman and Seth Einstein struggle with sharing an uninspiring home office. She works from home during the day and he studies for his MBA at night. The problem is that their office is a hodge-podge of work out gear, clothing, and random furnishings. Contractor/ designer Chip Wade wants to repurpose the room into a spare bedroom while renovating their unfinished attic space into an office for two. Chip demos the attic and creates a one of a kind feature -- a hydraulic floor that can serve as a workout area or raise up to be a table. He also gets custom glass shelves made that doubles a door, and outfits the his-and-hers office with contemporary furnishings. There is no place like this home office.

Wednesday
Nov 12
6:30am | 5:30c
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
Nov 18
11:30am | 10:30c
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 6

Chip Wade Designs a Wine-Lover's Great Room that Both Parents and Kids Can Enjoy

The Overdyke's don't like the closed floor plan of their 70's style ranch home. There is no grown up space for them because the kid's toys are everywhere. They need a space to accommodate both kids and adults. Designer / contractor Chip Wade transforms their family room, sunroom and kitchen into one huge great room, with a new desk area with a wine cork backsplash, a wine sports lounge with a custom wine storage carrousel, and a built-in wall shelving unit with a ton of storage for the kid's toys.

Tuesday
Feb 3
10am | 9c
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 1, Episode 9

Chip Wade fixes what a bad contractor left behind in a great room renovation

Marie and Rob Hunter bought their home because it's in a nice neighborhood with lots of families and great schools. It was a foreclosure and they knew they'd have to put some work into it, but when their contractor took their money and left them with half finished project they needed help! Enter Designer/Contractor Chip Wade, he's going to open up their first floor and give them the communal great room they've always wanted. Chip tears out the maze of walls and low ceilings and adds architectural interest with a new ceiling truss, updates the kitchen with custom walnut nut cabinetry and links the spaces with a new sleek kitchen island.

Tuesday
Jul 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

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.

Monday
Mar 21
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 6

Destination: Backyard

Clete and Lauren are in desperate need of a backyard that they can enjoy. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip is able to transform their unused backyard into 3 creatively designed destinations for socializing, reading, and playing.

Monday
Mar 21
7:30am | 6:30c

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