Multifunctional Masterpieces – Learn About Chip Wade’s Smart and Space-Saving Furniture
Whether you have a family home in the ‘burbs or a bachelor pad in the city, we all want to make the most of our square footage. With this in mind, Chip Wade, host of HGTV’s “Elbow Room,” created Xtraroom, a multipurpose furniture line for the masses. The online-only collection is available Oct. 1. From the bedroom to the office, Xtraroom combines the best of Chip’s design and mechanical engineering background to make movable, versatile furnishings. As comfortable (beds come with Euro Slats engineered into the frame) and contemporary as they are functional, there’s something extra for everyone here.
MURPHY BED MAGIC | Upgrade the traditional wall bed with sleek additions like a desk. “We love the functionality of a desk and slumber area in our sitting room. After a night of fun, instead of lugging our three sleepy kids upstairs to their bedrooms, we can fold down the desk and pull out the wall bed for a place to crash in less than 60 seconds,” says Chip’s wife, Pauli. $3,000 The Virgo Wall Bed Collection (without mattress). Made with eco-friendly wooden boards and available in Anthracite (seen here) or White.
AN OUT OF THE BOX OPTION | Increase your entertaining space in a matter of minutes with this solid wood veneer cube that can serve as a coffee table when arranged in a group of four. For extra seating, flip over the top of the cube and a fabric-covered foam cushion appears. And for a stylish living room touch, stack three cubes to create a chic bookcase. $150 Xtraroom Cubes. Available in White (seen left), Walnut or Anthracite (seen right).
FLIP THE FRAME | This modern stain-resistant sofa has an ingenious design secret. Flip up the wooden frame and you instantly have a sturdy desk or dining table. That isn’t all, the sofa itself converts into two cushioned chairs perfect for sinking into. $1,800 Scorpius Sofa Flip Table. Sofa in Charcoal Gray (seen here), tabletop available in White or Walnut.|
KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM | Don’t hide this folding chair in the closet. Its chrome base and solid wood and veneer seat is durable, decorative and definitely meant to be seen. $230 for two Black with Chrome Foldable Chairs (one chair pictured above).
TABLET STAND TO TABLE | Rotate this vertical tablet stand horizontally and flip the solid wood insert into place for a trendy table. $300 ARIES Caddy Coffee Table. Available in Anthracite (shown above, right), White, and Walnut.
For more on this line, head to Xtraroom.com
• Atlanta native, resides in Johns Creek
• Owner of Wade Works Creative, LLC and Designer for the Xtraroom line.
• Emmy Award-winning host for HGTV network
• Expertise: Interior and exterior home renovation. Works with homeowners and DIYers to create stylish, functional living spaces.