Skip to main content

In this Issue: April '16

Apr 01, 2016 08:31AM ● Published by Jason Huddle

Word on the Street

Jason Huddle, Publisher

My wife will tell you that I am about the un-handiest husband there is. Ask me to perform a song or a role in a play and I’m your man. Ask me to fix something on my own and a professional will typically have to be called to not only fix the problem, but also fix the damage I further caused.

My father-in-law is a different story. He’s Bob Villa on steroids. True story: The very first time I came to visit my now-wife’s family while we were both in college, he was sitting in his living room recliner watching golf as we left for a day of sightseeing in Wilmington, NC. When we returned that evening, he was still sitting in that same recliner but there was now a wall separating the living and dining areas. It was painted and pictures were hanging on it as if it had been there all along. Since then, he has remodeled his house and back yard several times – sometimes out of necessity and sometimes because I think he was just bored.

It is to those DIY-ers like my father-in-law, Don, that we dedicate this edition of Cabarrus Magazine. For those thinking of pursuing projects in their home, we got some advice from a Cabarrus County real estate agent who’s seen the good, the bad and the ugly of sweat equity. We visited with a local interior design firm that‘s here to take the renovation reins if needed. They share the latest in building materials, colors, fabrics and styles with us. We also spotlight a company that repurposes old wood and furniture, creating new and sometimes unrecognizable pieces. And the North Carolina Research Campus chimes in on how to build and plant your own sustainable garden, as well as its benefits for young students.

Hopefully you’ll be inspired to not be like me who, when my kids were young, asked if we needed to call Grandpa to fix the lightbulb that went out. 

Best regards,

Jason Huddle

April Cover Shot: This was a Kitchen remodel was completed by Gerald Loftis with GCL Development a local General Contractor

Click below to read whole issue or the individual articles. Enjoy!

Blood, Sweat Equity and Tears


SCC Interiors: The Befores and Afters


Knock on Wood

Gardening: From the Schoolyard to the Backyard



Breaking Bread: Marinated Veggie Pasta Salad


April '16

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Cabarrus Magazine's free newsletter to catch every headline

In Print, Food+Drink DIY Network Family Features Family Features Food Family Features Home And Garden DIY Projects Fruitful Catering DIY SCC Interiors Interior Design Keller at home custom woodworking repurposed wood home garden planting your own garden Sweat Equity Bryan Kalentek

    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    • Free event open to anyone experiencing dementia, their loved ones and/or their care partners. S...

  • CBC Trivia Night


    Cabarrus Brewing Co’s weekly Trivia Night hosted by KanePunch Comedy’s Patrick & Joel is held eve...

  • Namaste and have a Beer

    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us at Twenty-Six Acres every Wednesday for Yoga with Jill Falconer Yoga! Classes are $10 and...

  • Car lovers rejoice! The world’s largest automotive extravaganza, the Pennzoil AutoFair presented ...



    • Children from walking age to three years old with caregiver. Songs, stories, finger plays follo...

  • Kannapolis Farmers Market

    04:00PM — 07:00PM

    The Kannapolis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday, 4-7pm May through September, at the co...

  • Music on Means

    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Music on Means is a free outdoor concert series in Downtown Concord featuring a variety of region...

  • Small Business Saturday

    08:00AM — 09:00PM

    Make a purchase in any of the participating businesses in Downtown Concord and enter a drawing to...

  • Car lovers rejoice! The world’s largest automotive extravaganza, the Pennzoil AutoFair presented ...

  • Piedmont Farmers Market 2017


    • Open year-round. Fresh local produce, honey, free-range eggs, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef...

  • Beth Moore Simulcast

    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    <Fayetteville, NC>– <September 23, 2017>– LifeWay Christian Resources and Living Proof ministries...

  • Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest


    This event at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis will be hosted by the Duke Clinica...

  • Cold-blooded fun Repticon

    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    This premiere reptile show shares these incredible creatures with the world. Enjoy exhibitions, e...

  • CON2

    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    All ages - The worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy collide at the library! Come meet special guest of ho...

  • 11th Annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

    01:00PM — 05:00PM

    Sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Weaver Street Market, the 2017 Eastern...

  • Town Theatre's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    08:00PM — 10:15PM

    Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre...


    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    • Join Cabarrus Veterans Coalition the first Tuesday of each month at Carm’s for free coffee and ...

  • A Vet Together

    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Cabarrus Veterans Coalition at Carm's Cafe every Tuesday morning for A Vet Together! Fre...

  • Thriller Dance Lessons

    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Ever wanted to learn the King of Pop’s famous Thriller dance? Now’s your chance! Head over to the...

Get Cabarrus Magazine Delivered to Your Door!

Subscribe today!

Proudly Brought To You By These Community Sponsors