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Designer/contractor Chip Wade overhauls an outdated kitchen.

The Mattison's are a family who loves to cook for family and neighbors, but their outdated kitchen is keeping them from creating those big family style meals they dream about.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 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
Mar 24
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Mar 24
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 24
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Thursday
Sep 3
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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 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.

Tuesday
Sep 15
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
Sep 15
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 3

Momma's Brand New Kitchen

Momma Mac, as she's called, has an official church and congregation, but she really does her ministry from her home kitchen. She's the first one to tell you that you can stop by her house anytime and she will provide you with a hot, delicious meal and good conversation. But although she loves to cook for big groups, her kitchen is falling apart around her, not to mention that it's just too small. Designer/contractor Chip Wade steps in to help, but he has his work cut out for him. How can he take this small space and make it functional, all while providing the countertop space, storage and seating area that Momma Mac needs? Chip gets a wild idea to create a table that grows and shrinks with the number of guest they have, but it's up to his team to figure out exactly how to build it. He's also determined to put a large peninsula in that space, with lots of prep space and serving space. There's no telling how he's going to accomplish this, but it does involve a chain saw!

Thursday
Jan 14
9am | 8c
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
Jan 14
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Jan 14
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.

Tuesday
Jul 12
9:30am | 8:30c
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 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!

Monday
Oct 3
9am | 8c
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 2, Episode 13

Designer/Contractor Chip Wade creates an unexpected backyard in the middle of the city

The Schroeder's want to create an outdoor entertaining space that can also serve their eclectic tastes. Paul's a country boy and wants to have a farm with chickens but Jennifer will never leave the city. She wants a workable space for arts and crafts but they've run out of space inside. In order to solve this problem, they call on Designer/Contractor Chip Wade to help them find a middle ground and turn this boring backyard into a place the whole family can enjoy!

Monday
Oct 3
10am | 9c
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.

Monday
Oct 3
10:30am | 9:30c

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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