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

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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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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 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
Oct 28
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 29
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Ultimate Outdoor Gaming & Entertaining Space

Designer / contractor Chip Wade transforms a storage room and an old patio into a resort like oasis perfect for entertaining and playing games with friends and family. Chip renovates the space by adding a horseshoe and bocce ball court, cabanas, an outdoor grill, and a custom couch that can move from the indoors to the outside.

Tuesday
Nov 18
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Designer/Contractor Chip Wade Builds a Pint Sized Village Girls Room and Play Space

The toys are taking over! Christine and Jim Newton's home is littered with their two girls' toys, including their basements' guestroom/office. Designer/contractor Chip Wade wants to remove the toy clutter by creating a bedroom and play space for the girls and give Jim his home office back. Chip creates fun village facades for the girls to play with, installs an interactive gaming light floor, and adds tons of storage for their clothes and toys. Who says a grown man can't make dollhouses?

Tuesday
Nov 18
9am | 8c
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
Dec 16
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Feb 3
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 10
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.

Saturday
May 30
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Sep 15
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Tall Order For A Great Room, Chip Wade transforms divided rooms into one huge living space.

After having two kids, Tracy and Eric realize that their house is too cramped and divided. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip completely transforms their separate living spaces into one huge great room with room for the entire family.

Monday
Dec 14
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Monday
Jan 4
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Monday
Feb 8
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Monday
Feb 15
6:30am | 5:30c

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