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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 Install a Natural Playground

    A nature-inspired place for the kids to play is a unique and tasteful idea.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  2. 32. 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
  3. 33. 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
  4. 34. 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
  5. 35. How to Install a Drip Irrigation System

    A slow drip irrigation system can be great for new trees and plants, and by doing some of the irrigation on your own you can save some ...

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  6. 36. 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
  7. 37. 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
  8. 38. How to Install a Vanity in a Master Bathroom

    Change the look of a bathroom by installing a new vanity. Here's how.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 39. 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
  10. 40. How to Install a Backsplash in a Kitchen

    Travertine tile assembled in a diagonal pattern with a decorative inlay creates a beautiful kitchen backsplash.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    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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