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Sweat Equity

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

43 How-Tos From Sweat Equity

  1. 41. How to Plant a Tree

    The first year is critical for new trees, and it takes 3-4 years for trees to become fully established.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  2. 42. 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
  3. 43. 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
  4. 44. How to Create a Raised Bar in Your Kitchen

    A raised breakfast bar separates your work zone from your entertaining areas, plus it covers kitchen clutter or dirty dishes in the sin...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 45. How to Install Engineered Wood Over Concrete

    Engineered wood flooring offers the timeless look of hardwood, but is perfect for basements and other areas where moisture can be an is...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 46. How to Stain a Wood Floor

    Applying a stain to hardwood floors is a great way to give them beautiful color and tone. Follow these steps to stain your wood floors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 47. How To Give a Fireplace a Stone Surround

    A floor-to-ceiling stone surround gives a fireplace some drama.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 48. How To Make Over a Wet Bar

    A tile countertop used for the newly enhanced wet bar is both attractive and economical.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 49. How to Resurface a Fireplace Surround With Decorative Panels

    Turn a dated fireplace into a show-stopping focal point with the addition of modular panels.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 50. How to Create a Modern-Style Sheet Metal Fence

    Add an architectural feature to your backyard with a modern-inspired fence made of corrugated sheet metal and galvanized conduit.

    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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