Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Forsyth Homeowners: Get Free Design Advice from HGTV Star Chip Wade

Need help with a home improvement project? Take a few pictures of your space and bring your questions for a free consultation with Chip Wade, host of the Emmy award-winning series Elbow Room.

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Wade is presenting “Home Improvement on a Budget”, a workshop sponsored by the Forsyth County Public Library at the Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required.

“My favorite question is ‘what if..?’  I stay enveloped in this inquisitive mindset [for] most of my creative process, constantly crafting the most unique, yet efficient solutions for space layout, product design, and iconic stylized pieces for my clients,” says Wade.

Building is in his blood. Coming from a long line of experienced carpenters and woodcraftsmen, Wade began working with his father at an early age.

Over the years, he developed an interest in design, carpentry, landscaping, and renovation. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Wade became certified in residential construction.

In 2007, Wade shared his carpentry skills with the Atlanta team of HGTV’s series Designed to Sell. Since then, he has appeared on HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, Ellen’s Design Challenge, HGTV’s Showdown, HGTV’s Design Star, and Oprah.

“Chip’s workshop offers library patrons and local homeowners a chance to hear about the latest design trends from an expert,” says Laura Bradley, Program Manager at the library. “After his talk, Chip will stay for a meet-and-greet with fans. He’ll sign autographs and give brief design consultations to homeowners who bring a few pictures of their living space or project.”

A selection of home improvement and d├ęcor books, magazines, and electronic media will be on display at the event to help workshop participants get ideas and plan their projects Some of those materials, such as HGTV Magazine, may be accessed for free with a valid library card through the library’s web-based Flipster and OverDrive services.

For more information, or to register for the event, please visit www.forsythpl.org.