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Fall is the perfect time for homeowners to tackle all those home improvement projects, getting ready for winter or the holidays. Before the weather changes, there’s still time to assess, repair and make upgrades to your home. In fact, creating a beautiful and comfortable living space has become a national obsession while sheltering in place, according to Chip Wade, the Emmy-winning host of Elbow Room, Curb Appeal: The Block and several other HGTV shows, which are fan favorites. . Just in time to start those much-needed renovations and repairs, Wade shares some affordable DIY improvement ideas and products to create or upgrade your home.
“One of the coolest products I’ve found recently is from DAP it is called Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patch. What this is if you ever had a hole punched through your drywall from a doorknob or carrying a piece of furniture around. It is kind of like an all-day messy process to get out the dry wall mud and the sanding and waiting for drying. But with the DAP Eclipse basically there are no tools required. You simply peel it off and stick it to the wall and paint it. Then there is an over covering you just peel off paint again and you are done. In minutes you have a patch that is actually stronger than the dry wall was to being with. You can do this in a minute. They come in 2-inch, 4-inch and 6-inch sizes and available exclusively at the Home Depot.”
“For an easy DIY project; an assortment of smart home tech installation is actually one of the fastest things that you can do. I actually found is the Batteries Plus Bulbs’ Smart Home collection. It’s made up of Wi-Fi connected products that can amp up your home’s style, increase security and make your life easier. The product line includes color changing strip lights and bulbs, smart plugs, a video doorbell, cameras and more. You can purchase the products at your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store or on batteriesplus.com.”
“Right now in the fall I recommend in doing all of your clear out in fact one of my fun tools I have been using recently is a battery powered chain saw. What is interesting about this it needs no gas but you can do all types of clearing. In fact for the past several days I have been using it outside just cutting down branches.”
“Right now one of the easiest things that everyone can do I just up my HVAC repair person and have them come and service my HVAC it only cost under a hundred dollars per unit which is totally worth it. Just make sure everything is set up now is the time to do that rather than waiting until the fall. Also just check all the seals around your door frames and windows just to make sure they are sealed. It is beautiful outside now to do those repairs don’t wait until it gets too cold.”
About Chip Wade
Atlanta native Chip Wade has building in his blood. Coming from a long line of experienced carpenters and woodcraftsmen, Chip began working with his father at an early age – and over the years developed an interest in design, carpentry, landscaping and renovation. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Chip moved on to earn his certification in residential construction while working for an Atlanta based home builder.
Chip transitioned into media in 2007, lending his carpentry skills to the Atlanta team of HGTV’s Designed to Sell. Since then Chip has appeared on HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, Ellen’s Design Challenge, HGTV’s Showdown, HGTV’s Design Star, HGTV’s Wise Buys, Oprah, and CNN.
As the host, designer and executive producer on his Emmy Award Winning series, Elbow Room, Chip is there from concept through construction to show HGTV and DIY viewers how to customize their spaces and transform houses into homes that perfectly suit their lifestyle. He has become known for his unique ability to utilize cutting edge materials, processes and authentic creativity to craft these large scale, multi-faceted projects Chip is also currently filming a new show for HGTV and DIY.
Chip represents several national brands as a spokesperson and is the owner and lead designer of Wade Works Creative LLC, offering services in residential and commercial design, architecture, realty, and building one of a kind amazing stuff. Chip’s career is devoted to using his expertise to help people make educated home improvement decisions.
Chip resides in North Atlanta with his wife and three children.
For more information visit http://www.tipsontv.com/
Courtesy Dap Eclipse and Batteries Plus Blubs.
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