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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. 61. How to Install an Outdoor Water Feature

    If you have little kids in the house, a shallow water feature may be the way to go.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  2. 62. How to Install a Brick Backsplash in a Kitchen

    A brick backsplash is easy to install and isn't too expensive. DIY Network experts show how to install a brick backsplash in a kitchen.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 63. How to Install Cabinet Door Hardware

    Adding interesting cabinet hardware is a great way to add character to a kitchen while saving money - and it's easy to do! Learn how to...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 64. How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

    Refinish kitchen cabinets instead of spending a fortune on brand new cabinets. Learn how to refinish kitchen cabinets.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 65. How to Boost Equity

    Upgrades like a water feature and outdoor fireplace can help increase a home's equity.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  6. 66. How to Build a Stone Facade

    DIY experts show how to build a stone facade for a fireplace.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 67. How to Install a Water Bubbler

    Spruce up a backyard with this low-maintenance water feature.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 68. How to Install a Composite Deck and Paver Patio

    Learn how to spruce up a backyard with a maintenance-free deck and paver patio.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 69. How to Grout Natural Stone Tile

    Finish your tiling project with this expert advice for grouting stone tiles.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 70. How to Add Custom Window Mullions

    Add instant interest and traditional appeal to a plain window with custom mullions.

    Time:
    Under Half 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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