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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. 41. How to Lay a Slate Porcelain Tile Floor

    DIY remodeling experts show how to lay an affordable slate porcelain tile floor that looks like real slate.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 42. How to Make Theater Curtains

    Use these step-by-step instructions to sew theater curtains that can help you conceal home theater equipment.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 43. How to Hang Drywall and Mud

    Adding new drywall is a necessary step for a remodel. Learn how to hang and mud drywall with these easy step-by-step directions.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 44. How to Frame a Floating Wall

    Learn how to construct a floating wall to seperate an open space.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 45. How to Install Hardwood Stairs

    Once you have installed stairs, you can finish them by adding hardwood. Learn how to install hardwood stairs with these easy step-by-st...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 46. How to Install a Home Theater

    Learn how to frame in a recessed screen, mount a projector, install a proper sound system and frame and create the perfect cinema setti...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 47. How to Install a Pre-hung Door

    Installing a new door is an easy task that doesn't take any time at all. Learn how to install a pre-hung door with these easy step-by-s...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 48. 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
  9. 49. 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
  10. 50. How to Install a Shower

    Install a prefabricated shower with these expert tips.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    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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