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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. 1. How to Install a Toilet and Vanity

    A closet becomes a bath in this equity-building makeover.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. How to Build a Pergola Over a Deck

    Pergolas are tasteful shade structures that enhance the beauty of an outdoor landscape without blocking too much sky. Decorative lighti...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  3. 3. How To Build a Composite Deck

    Learn how to build a deck so nice that it can be enjoyed year-round.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 4. How To Build a Backyard Water Feature

    Learn how to build a water feature that adds interest to a backyard.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How to Build a Closet

    Here's how to add a closet to any room for more storage space.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. How to Install Windows in an Attic

    If you're remodeling your attic, you'll want to add some natural lighting. Learn how to install windows in your attic with these easy-t...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How to Install Knee Walls

    Refinishing an attic adds great value to your home. When remodeling attic space, it might be necessary to add new walls. Learn how to i...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How to Install Hardwood Floors in an Attic

    Adding flooring to a newly remodeled attic can be a simple task. Learn how to install hardwood floors in your attic with these easy ste...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. How to Install A Granite Tile Kitchen Countertop

    Granite tiles are a cost effective alternative to granite slabs. Learn how to prep and install the tiles.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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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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