Home improvement for someone who is completing a project can be a hectic task. Especially, when it comes to choosing which home improvement store to choose to get the necessary material? There are two top home improvement stores to choose from, Lowes and Home Depot. Many cities and towns may not have these stores in their vicinity and may cause a person to drive out of their way to reach one of these home improvement stores. The names of these stores are not the only difference when it comes to home improvement. These two stores do not offer the same products is one of two the most important factors. On the other hand there are more Home Depots in many areas across the United States and will not have customers driving out of their way to get started on a home improvement project. Consumers have the tendency to go to stores that offer not only low prices and excellent customer service, but convenience is an important factor. Many contractors that may have to pick up supplies such as lumber or sheetrock usually choose Home Depot in a study that was conducted on April 14, 2007 at Bloggingstocks.com. At Home Depot the customer service is much better than Lowes due to the amount of employees that both stores have on duty.
Another difference between Lowes and Home Depot is that Home Depot only has 20% of its stock posted online while Lowes offers its complete stock online. Many consumers usually check the stock online before heading to the store to get the necessary tools to complete a home improvement project. To some consumers this is an inconvenience due to the lack of information and products that may be needed for an upcoming home improvement project. This is why many consumers Lowes because they already know what they need for a project along with an estimated amount that may be required to pay when starting their home improvement project. In all actuality neither store has lower prices due to the different brands they have in their stores. There may be a difference in prices when it comes to some products that these two home improvement giants may offer. So when it comes to the best home improvement store it goes to Lowes due to the convenience of having its complete stock offered online so consumers know what they are looking for when they come through the doors of Lowes. Although Home Depot may not have its complete stock online they still have better service and more stores available to consumers which is also a plus for them.