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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. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. How to Install Crown Molding in a Kitchen

    Crown molding is a great and simple way to improve the look of a room. Learn how to install crown molding in a kitchen.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. How to Install a Doggie Door

    With garage remodels, don't forget your pets. Adding a dog door is a great tool for animal care. Learn how to install a doggie door in ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Refinish the Deck

    Refinishing your deck is a simple and inexpensive weekend project that can give your backyard a little boost.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to Boost Equity

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

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  10. 10. 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
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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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