After recently buying our first home, my husband and I spend our fair share of time looking for items to help in household repairs and rennovations. I have to say that Lowes has become one of our first stops for any number of items. We have made purchases in several different departments in the store, and for the most part have found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Prices are competitive with other home stores, however there are some items that tend to be cheaper elsewhere. Overall, a great one stop shop for home needs.