For a long time we went to Home Depot. More recently however, Lowe’s is where we have been doing our home improvement shopping. The staff is amazingly helpful. I went there recently with a plumbing problem that baffled my spouse and I. What a plumber would have charged us an arm and a leg to fix, a Lowe’s associate taught us how to fix the problem for $6! Just the helpful staff alone is worth the trip.