My husband works at Lowes, so I am completely biased. I worked at Home Depot as a teen, and I have to say Lowes still has my heart.
Did you know?
Lowes stores are designed and marketed toward women. They figured out that despite being a hardware/home improvement store, women are the real shoppers and usually make the final decisions for the home (over 60 percent of households list women as the SOLE financial decision-maker) . That's why there is more effort on aesthetics. It's clean, well-lit, and more spacious. And you don't get the overwhelming feeling that you are going to be ran over by a forklift at every turn.
I guess it just makes good business sense.I remember my husband telling me this a few years ago, and I always think about that when I'm looking at a new store display. It reminds me of the investigative news reports they used to do at casinos to show how they target women with specific lights and colors on the machines, and even went as far to scent the machines with Lavender to attract women. They wouldn't spend all that time and money on research if it didn't get results!
I have been in Home Depot just a handful of times if I was desperate and there wasn't a Lowe's nearby. I also got terrible service every time, at more than one Home Depot. At Lowe's I always have several people offer to help and they are very friendly. (Probably because they see me wandering around for an hour or more just thinking of new things to buy and DIY!) I'm almost as bad at Lowe's as I am at Target.. time just seems to stop. LOL.
Makes complete sense Jenny, and there is a distinct difference between my Lowes and my HD. Even the lighting is better :-).
Also - I once heard from someone who worked at HD for years, that most of the people hired there have no real knowledge of the departments they work in. Whereas at Lowes, they have plumbers (many retired) working in the plumbing dept., electricians working in electrical, etc. And I am never made to feel stupid at Lowes. Know what I mean ladies?
Comparing these two i would go with Lowes. I have studied the customer reviews for both and they both have satisfied customers but some pissed ones as well. But a friend of mine had a great experience with Lowes so i would vote for them.
I agree with you! The more and more I visit them both -- the more I lean towards Lowes! Of course, I HAVE heard that they are designed for a "woman's eye" as opposed to a mans, but that could just be rumor??