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Sweat Equity

Sweat Equity airs: Monday-Friday Mornings 10:30/9:30c Program Guide

73 How-Tos From Sweat Equity

  1. 21. How to Install a Water Bubbler

    Spruce up a backyard with this low-maintenance water feature.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 22. How to Add Custom Window Mullions

    Add instant interest and traditional appeal to a plain window with custom mullions.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 23. How to Install a Composite Deck and Paver Patio

    Learn how to spruce up a backyard with a maintenance-free deck and paver patio.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 24. How to Grout Natural Stone Tile

    Finish your tiling project with this expert advice for grouting stone tiles.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 25. How to Remove Wallpaper

    Removing wallpaper is never fun. But with the right tools, a little know-how, and a lot of patience, anybody can rid a room of a dated ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 26. How to Prevent Weeds With Landscape Fabric

    Landscape fabric can make lawn maintenance easier by keeping weeds under control. Follow these instructions to install landscape fabric...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 27. How to Create an Arched Window Between Rooms

    An arched window can add character to your home and complement its other architectural details. Follow these steps to add an arched win...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 28. How to Stain a Hardwood Floor

    Tackle this project yourself to save a bundle while giving your floors a fresh look.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 29. How to Waterproof a Cinderblock Wall

    Turn damp spaces into usable square footage by waterproofing cinderblock walls. The waterproof walls can then be painted any color of y...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 30. How to Create a Natural Slate Patio

    Update your outdoor space with a patio that looks great and will stand the test of time.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

About This Show

Can you increase the value of your home by $10,000 in just two weekends? Sure you can, thanks to DIY Network's Sweat Equity, a show dedicated to helping you determine which home improvement projects will return the most bang for your buck. Is it better to install new kitchen cabinets or just reface the old ones? Are granite countertops really worth the cost? Should you put more money into the bathroom or your kitchen? Licensed contractor Amy Matthews and her team of DIY Network experts help homeowners tackle these projects themselves, giving tips and techniques for building equity every step of the way. With the knowledge you gain from this show, and a little bit of sweat, you can increase the value of your home — and the enjoyment you get by living there.

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