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

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Small Space With Black Console and Cozy Pet Nook

This small area adjacent to the stairs is accessorized with a black three-drawer console, a bold lime green lamp and a stylish starburst mirror, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room. A small nook tucked under the staircase serves as a cozy dog house for the homeowner's pet.

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Contemporary Backyard Patio With Fire Pit

A contemporary backyard patio features a grill and fire pit.

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City Girl Nursery

With a new baby girl in the family, Chip and his team were charged with the important job of making sure that the Howells' princess has the perfect palace. Chip and his team added complimentary colors, such as pink and purple, as well as multiple patterns and textures to make this place sugar and spice and everything nice for this baby girl. The luxurious crib and additional toy storage is a must have to help make the nursery clean and inviting.

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Open Concept Living Space

To open up the Parkers' living space, Chip and his team from Elbow Room took down the walls separating the kitchen and dining room from the rest of the house. Then, Chip added tons of seating to the space, making it the perfect place for relaxation or entertainment.

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Sliding Shelf Units Provide Hidden Kitchen Storage

Now you see it, now you don't: Storage gets the magic treatment in this kitchen set-up, which can contain everything from wine bottles to winter coats. Cabinets can be tucked behind a wall and hidden when not in use.

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Dual Televisions in Master Oasis

For their master suite, Chip and his team from Elbow Room, an HGTV show, added an open air bathroom to the Olsons' master suite. He also added two hideaway televisions at the foot of the bed so that the couple has the freedom to be alone together.

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Eclectic Concrete Fireplace

This concrete fireplace adds charming detail to this home.

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Attic Master Suite

The Olson residence in Sandy Springs, Georgia after the addition of a master bedroom retreat by licensed contractor Chip Wade. As part of the renovation, Chip Wade added a open air bathroom that can be viewed from all areas of the suite. 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.

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Custom Lighting and Terarriums

To add a unique touch to the Francis family's kitchen/living room combination, licensed contractor Chip Wade created custom blown glass lights and terrariums that hang over the dining table in the Francis family's newly renovated kitchen and living room in Atlanta, Ga.

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Outdoor Entertainment Area With Grill

Sidle on up to the bar and watch the chef grill your supper on this super-sized outdoor entertainment area. A pergola painted white provides both shade and a nice contrast to leaves of any color, and a game pad ensures fun for all.

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About the Host

Chip began working with his father at an early age – and over the years developed an interest in carpentry, landscaping and renovation.

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 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 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 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!

Tuesday
Oct 28
8am | 7c
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 1, Episode 6

Separate Sleepers; A Master Suite Renovation for a Couple with Different Sleeping Schedules

How do you wake up with out bothering your snoozing spouse? Designer/ contractor Chip Wade solves this classic couples dilemma for homeowners Leanna Adams and George Leach. Their different sleep schedules and their cramped master suite makes it impossible for them to get ready for work with out waking each other up. Chip reorganizes this 50's ranch style home by creating new master suite from an unused family room. The new master suite has a separate sleeping room and custom his and her bathroom vanities.

Tuesday
Nov 18
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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.

Saturday
Jun 13
9:30am | 8:30c
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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