Unlock 11 Secrets of Home Improvement Shopping at Lowe’s

Here's the lowdown on everything Lowe's for those who like to DIY.

The exterior of a Lowe's store
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There are people who like the convenience of their neighborhood Home Depot. And there are those who will drive right by just to reach the nearest Lowe’s home improvement center. Me? I’m a Lowe’s person, and not just because it’s closer to my house. My experience has been that customer service is better at Lowe’s. However, both home-improvement retailers offer a massive selection. Lowe’s has fewer stores nationwide than Home Depot. But Lowe’s fans are drawn to its differing product lines, selection and service.

Whether you’re a Lowe’s or Home Depot fan, don’t be a tool. Here are 11 ways I’ve learned to find the best deals and save money at Lowe’s.

Bob Niedt
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Bob is a Senior Online Editor at Kiplinger.com. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty, and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.