We compared what it was like to shop at Home Depot in the city and in the suburbs - and the winner was clear
- Home Depot is one of the biggest stores for all things home improvement.
- Home Depot reported in August that same-store sales were up 8% in its most recent fiscal quarter.
- We compared shopping at Home Depot stores in the city and the suburbs, and it was clear which version was better.
Home Depot is one of the biggest stores for all things home improvement.
It stocks everything you might need to fix up your home, including kitchen and bath fixtures, screws and bolts, paint, and tools. It also offers services like do-it-yourself tips and online order pickup.
The home-improvement giant also appears to be the store of choice for millennials. In a Bank of America survey of 1,000 millennials, reported by US News in May, 64% said Home Depot was their top choice for home-improvement shopping.
For city dwellers, it's convenient to have a Home Depot nearby for tools, paint, and remodeling projects. But when we compared it to a massive suburban Home Depot, we found some major advantages in making the trek to one of the bigger stores.
Here's how the two types of Home Depot stores compare: