Welcome to Splendid Abode, our second home on the web! We’re Geoff and Carrie Schmidt, and we’re so happy to have you here. We’re both schoolteachers (Geoff retired last year) and in our free time, we love tinkering around the house. We’ve lived here all our married life and it’s the place where we raised 4 beautiful children. We’re proud of the home we built — it’s where our kids will always call home no matter how far they’ve flown to now that they’re all adults with families of their own. We’re expecting our third grandchild in two months and we can’t wait to see him.

So, what do two bored and aging people do in their spare time now that the children have moved out? They decide to keep up with times and start a website to share their home improvement tips and tricks. That’s what they do and so here we are! :)

From time to time, we’ll also be reviewing and comparing the different home improvement tools (i.e. bathroom shower-heads, lighting fixtures, household products, etc.). We hope you’ll find a few nuggets of wisdom in our posts!

Do get in touch with us through our contact form if you have something interesting to share or would just like to say “hello.”


Warmest Regards,

Geoff and Carrie Schmidt
Geoff and Carrie Schmidt