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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. 31. 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
  2. 32. 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
  3. 33. Kitchen Upgrade: Installing Cabinetry

    A couple boosts the value of their home by upgrading their cabinets.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 34. Installing Tile in a Bathroom

    A couple's bathroom gets a makeover with the installation of travertine tile.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 35. How to Build a Wood Pergola

    Pergolas provide some much needed shade from the summer sun.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 36. How to Install a Tile Backsplash

    A white backsplash is a great way to brighten the space under dark wood cabinets.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 37. How to Upgrade Lighting in a Bathroom

    Give a bathroom improved and upgraded lighting with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 38. 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. 39. 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
  10. 40. How to Landscape Around a Back Deck

    Round out a back deck with some low-maintenance gardening.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    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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