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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 Hang Quarter-Inch Drywall

    Use these step-by-step instructions to hang quarter-inch drywall over existing drywall, saving time and money.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 22. How to Install a Custom Wet Bar

    A custom wet bar can add value to your home. Learn how to install your own wet bar with these easy steps.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 23. How to Install Tile on a Bathroom Floor

    Installing ceramic floor tile is a fairly easy update you can do this weekend. A classic style, neutral color tile will stay in style ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 24. How to Install a Shower

    Install a prefabricated shower with these expert tips.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 25. How to Build a Backyard Deck

    Building a deck can be a pricey option that requires careful planning, special tools and a lot of material.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  6. 26. Kitchen Catch-Up: How to Install Cabinets

    Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to save money on a kitchen renovation.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 27. Kitchen Upgrade: Installing Floor Tiles

    Installing floor tiles yourself can cut the cost of the process nearly in half.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 28. Installing Hardwood Floors

    With a few careful preparations, elbow grease and a weekend, you can have beautiful new floors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 29. How to Lay a Brick Paver Patio

    Manufactured brick pavers are a durable and inexpensive material choice when installing a patio.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 30. How to Install a Water Feature

    Adding a pond and fountain to the yard will introduce the soothing sound of trickling water.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

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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