Home Depot vs Lowe’s

Until recently, we favored Home Depot over Lowe’s.


While we were building houses, we spent $90 out of every $100 at Home Depot and $10 at Lowe’s.

Lowe’s prices were about 5% higher, but that’s not the only reason we preferred Home Depot.


It was easier to get assistance from employees at Home Depot, we liked their selections better, and special orders were much easier to execute.

But that was nearly 10 years ago.

Now we shop at Lowe’s 90% of the time and Home Depot the rest of the time.


  • We’ve noticed that the prices at both stores are pretty evenly matched.
  • We aren’t building houses so a huge selection of fixtures, tile flooring, etc… is not important any more.
  • We never have need to special order anything.


But the main reason we shop at Lowe’s most of the time?

It’s less than a mile and a half from our house! Home Depot is over six miles. 🙂

Yep, the people who used to commute nearly 30 miles to do anything are now so spoiled that we don’t want to drive any more than necessary!

However, there is one thing that’s better at Home Depot…

Rich has to use a walker for another six weeks, and he’s tried the motorized carts at both Home Depot and Lowe’s.


The Home Depot carts are much higher geared so he can go much faster in them.

Guess where we go hardware shopping now? 🙂