Friday, January 15, 2016

HGTV Star Chip Wade to Present Seminar with Library

Local home improvement and do-it-yourself enthusiasts will soon have a chance to meet HGTV star Chip Wade when the Forsyth County Public Library presents “Home Improvement on a Budget” on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming.

The event is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. After the presentation, Wade will stay for a meet-and-greet with participants and give brief consultations to homeowners that bring a few photos of their living space or home improvement project.

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“Presenting a workshop with the library is a natural extension of Chip’s desire to educate homeowners,” says Laura Bradley, Program Manager. “He’s the owner and lead designer of the Atlanta-based real estate and design firm Wade Works, LLC, so his career is devoted to helping people make the most of their living spaces and their budgets.”

As the host, designer and executive producer on his Emmy Award-winning series, Elbow Room, Wade is there from concept through construction to show homeowners how to customize their spaces and transform houses into homes that perfectly suit their lifestyle.

Wade is currently filming two new shows for HGTV and DIY and will appear for a second season on Ellen’s Design Challenge when the show premieres on January 18.

Wade gave fans a glimpse of his own redesigned living space with a photo tour in the September 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine. While the pictures show Wade and his family enjoying their home, the photos also highlight several affordable DIY pieces, such as iron garden ornaments wired to serve as light fixtures and sheet music printed on canvases to hang over a piano.

Similarly, the “Home Improvement on a Budget” presentation will focus on the art of creating amazing living spaces with highlights from some of Wade’s favorite makeovers. He’ll also talk about his company, Wade Works, and the future of design.

“Before homeowners head out to hardware stores and home décor outlets this spring, we hope they’ll listen to Chip’s talk and remember that the library is a free resource for project ideas and how-to advice,” says Bradley.

A selection of home improvement and décor books, magazines, and electronic media will be on display at the event. Library patrons and event participants will even be able to access some of those materials, such as HGTV Magazine, from home using the library’s web-based Flipster and OverDrive services.

For more information, or to register for the event, please visit