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Designer/contractor Chip Wade overhauls an outdated kitchen.

The Mattison's are a family who loves to cook for family and neighbors, but their outdated kitchen is keeping them from creating those big family style meals they dream about.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 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 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
Sep 15
9am | 8c
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
Sep 15
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
Jul 12
10:30am | 9:30c
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 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
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
Dec 27
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Jan 3
7:30am | 6:30c
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!

Tuesday
Jan 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Contractor Chip Wade helps couple transform their attic into an adults only retreat

Finding some alone time together is proving to be difficult for Erik and Susanne. Their two children are taking overthe house, even their tiny, cramped master bedroom. And the whole family shares one small bathroom. These parents want to go hide in the attic, but it's raw space that's not suitable for a bedroom. That is, until contractor Chip Wade steps in. Chip is determined to turn this unwelcoming, dusty attic into an adults only master suite. But that's easier said than done. He'll have to take off the roof of the home to raise the ceiling height, but his efforts are thwarted by days and days of heavy rain. These delays, along with a nervous homeowner and the seemingly endless list of things to check off, have Chip and his crew working overtime. Will they be able to pull off a luxurious master bedroom retreat for mom and dad?

Tuesday
Jan 24
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Jan 24
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 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
Feb 28
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Feb 28
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 11

Designer/Contractor Chip Wade turns a cramped home office into a functional and large space

Julia and David run a graphic design business out of their home. The only entrance to the office is through their master bedroom. They feel very unprofessional when they have clients over and ask them to walk around their bed. And with two small children, the space gets even smaller. Designer/Contractor Chip Wade comes up with a plan to enlarge their present office and give them a more professional entrance that would satisfy their taste in design and functionality. But there are a lot of parts to this renovation which leaves a lot of room for problems, including delivery delays and a frustrating issue with the new stairway.

Tuesday
Mar 7
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Mar 7
8am | 7c
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 14
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Mar 14
8am | 7c
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 14
8:30am | 7:30c
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!

Tuesday
Mar 21
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Mar 21
8am | 7c

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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