Family-Friendly Great Room

This family is blown away by its new open-concept great room.

About the show

Host Chip Wade helps a family who loves their home and neighborhood, but who has outgrown their house by implementing an ingenious, large scale renovation or addition perfectly suited to their family living needs.
Season 1, Episode 2

Designer/contractor Chip Wade overhauls an outdated kitchen.

The Mattison's are a family who loves to cook for family and neighbors, but their outdated kitchen is keeping them from creating those big family style meals they dream about. Designer/contractor Chip Wade wants to give them a space that can accommodate their love of food and friends. Chip overhauls this kitchen by ripping out the old cabinetry, island and walls. He further expands the entertaining space by sprucing up the adjacent outdoor deck and installs large carriage style doors. To add function to this foodie dream kitchen Chip adds pull out storage and a wine lovers dream wine cabinet. This kitchen is going to be party central.

Tuesday
Mar 24
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 24
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

Work Meets Play, Chip Wade rehabs an unfinished basement into a family room, play area and office

With the addition of twins, Greg and Kim are in desperate need of extra space for both work and play. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip completely transforms their unfinished basement into a light and cheerful family room, and a separate office with a perfect view of the kid's new playroom.

Thursday
Sep 3
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Thursday
Sep 3
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 5

Backyard Battleground, Chip Wade transforms an empty backyard into the ultimate play area for boys

Greg and Carla are in desperate need of a backyard that their 3 boys can play in with all of their neighborhood friends. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip is able to transform their empty backyard into the ultimate play area for boys, with touches of sophistication for the adults.

Tuesday
Sep 15
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

With another one on the way, an expecting couple turns to Designer/Contractor Chip Wade for help.

The homeowners are awaiting the birth of their second child which means the grandparents are quick to follow! Problem is, Chris and Helen have nowhere to put them now that they'll be turning the guest bedroom into a nursery. Designer/Contractor Chip Wade proposes utilizing the space that the carport is currently occupying and turning that into a guest bedroom that would double as an office for Chris when the in-laws are not around. Chip and his crew are able to create an innovative way of separating the guest bedroom to the main living area. And as a surprise for Chris and Helen, Chip decided to renovate the kitchen as well! But the homeowners are not the only ones who received a big surprise: Helen gives birth earlier than anticipated, throwing the entire renovation into turmoil.

Tuesday
Feb 21
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

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

After having 2 kids, Tracy & 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.

Tuesday
Feb 21
8am | 7c
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.

Wednesday
May 3
7am | 6c
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!

Wednesday
Jun 7
7am | 6c
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.

Saturday
Aug 5
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Designer/contractor Chip Wade re-vamps a garage in the craftsman motif and builds a outdoor deck.

Homeowners Matt and Cria Perrine have finished renovating their house and the only thing left is their backyard and garage, but now they want to focus on creating a family so the project was put on the back burner. Designer/contractor Chip Wade re-vamps their huge ugly shed by creating a three car garage that matches the style of their craftsman house. And to connect the house to the garage Chip builds an outdoor deck that is an extension of their living space, which is outfitted with custom planters, seating and a fireplace, perfect for entertaining.

Sunday
Aug 6
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Aug 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Backyard Battleground, Chip Wade transforms an empty backyard into the ultimate play area for boys

Greg and Carla are in desperate need of a backyard that their 3 boys can play in with all of their neighborhood friends. They call on designer/contractor Chip Wade for help. Chip is able to transform their empty backyard into the ultimate play area for boys, with touches of sophistication for the adults.

Sunday
Aug 20
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 5
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 6
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Dec 7
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Turning dysfunctional 1930's home into classically vintage house with great rooms

When Bart and Kristin first saw their home, they immediately fell in love with its charm and history. But once they moved in they realized that the layout of the 1930's house was not functional at all! Now a nagging question haunts Kristin and Bart: can a renovation fix the problems they have with the home or would it be better to move to a new house that would fit their needs? Designer/Contractor Chip Wade shows them the reality of what moving would really mean to their wallet, and presents them with a plan to stay in their current home. But it's a rough road as Kristin is a lot more attached to the house than she realizes and she threatens to stop down the renovation.

Friday
Dec 8
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Dec 9
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

This galley style kitchen is transformed into an amazing great room.

The Francis family is ready for a change. Their galley style kitchen isn't spacious enough for their growing family. It's become normal for them to eat on the couch in the family room while watching TV. Robert and Tricia want to have an open floor plan with a gourmet kitchen and dining area that would allow them to eat at a table as a family and perhaps even throw a party. To give them the Great Room of their dreams, Designer/Contractor Chip Wade must decide between building an addition or reconfiguring the square footage of their current space.

Sunday
Dec 10
4:30am | 3:30c

Meet 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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