I shopped at Home Depot and Lowe's, the top home improvement stores in the US, and Lowe's was the clear winner

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Home Depot and Lowe's two of the top home-improvement stores in the US offer similar product workshops and installation services.

While Lowe's has been around for 30 years longer, it has fewer stores than Home Depot. Home Depot has 2,286 store locations while Lowe's has only 2,002.

In 2019, Lowe's customers were more satisfied than Home Depot's, but not by much. So I went to a Home Depot and a Lowe's in Brooklyn, New York, to see which store was better.

Lowe's won me over with their superior price-matching policy and an immaculate atmosphere for making home-improvement decisions.

Lowe's was much more organized than Home Depot, leaving me in a better headspace.

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I went to Lowe's first, and I found that it provided a better shopping experience than Home Depot overall.

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The first thing I noticed about Lowe's was how it mentally took me right back to the suburbs. Walking up to the door, I felt like I could have been in the middle of suburbia because of all the open space.

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Home Depot felt more urban because what was empty space in front of Lowe's was a parking garage and garden section in front of Home Depot.

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