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 4

A Grill Sergeant's Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Policeman and messy backyard BBQ chef Eddie Smith's daughter Taylor calls on designer/contractor Chip Wade to surprise her dad with a basement and outdoor patio makeover. The basement is filled with Eddie's work out equipment and the adjacent patio is a mess of old rusty BBQ grills. In the basement Chip tears out a sagging ceiling, extends the patio space, and creates a custom window/ projector screen. This ultimate hang out space includes a new BBQ counter top, seating outside, a decked out fitness room, and a custom king size couch big enough for everyone in the family to enjoy watching a movie or the big game.

Tuesday
Mar 24
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 1

Chip Wade creates the ultimate entertainment backyard for a family of 5

Designer/contractor Chip Wade is presented with a unique challenge for this outdoor space: make it work for an entire family of 5! In addition to a patio and grilling station for dad, mom wants an outdoor oasis and the kids want an area to drive golf balls! Chip and his team come up with some amazing solutions to create the ultimate entertainment space to keep everyone happy. Let's hope it works

Tuesday
Mar 24
10am | 9c
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
Mar 24
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 24
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Thursday
Sep 3
9am | 8c
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.

Thursday
Jan 14
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 12
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 12
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 13

Chip Wade faces some major hurdles trying to turn an old bedroom into a serene master suite

Colleen fell in love with Brad- but not his old bachelor pad. So when the happy couple tied the knot, he vowed to give her a master suite that would make his house feel like her home too. But flash forward two years and all that's been accomplished are some gaping holes in the wall and a broken shower. Not a good way to start the day! They need designer/contractor Chip Wade to turn this construction zone into a serene master suite with a functional layout. But Chip's job turns out to be a huge challenge when historical zoning issues threaten to throw his design plans out the window. Will his goal of removing walls and creating an open, airy bedroom, spa-like bathroom and a custom coffee/wine bar go up in smoke?

Monday
Oct 3
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 3
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.

Tuesday
Jan 31
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 14
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Designer/contractor Chip Wade renovates a house, tearing out walls to create a modern great room.

The Webbs' bought their house because they love their community but the outdated floor plan of tiny rooms leaves them cramped in the small family room while other rooms go unused. Designer/contractor Chip Wade wants reconfigure the layout of the home and create a huge family friendly space. Chip guts this house, busting out the walls that separate the kitchen, family and dining rooms and creating a contemporary great room. This dramatic makeover includes several living zones for each family member, including a custom counter top that doubles a laptop workspace, a completely updated kitchen and a refurnished living room. This room will be truly be the heart of this home.

Wednesday
Mar 29
7am | 6c
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 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
May 10
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 17
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 24
7am | 6c

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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