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Lowes Home Improvement

Lowe's Home Improvement is the store I visit when I have a home improvement emergency. There is a Lowe's Home Improvement store about two miles from my house. I prefer Lowe's over Home Depot, because the Lowe's store is cleaner and better organized. There may be better Home Depot stores, but they are too far away from my home.

For all of my ordinary home improvement and hardware shopping trips, I go to Silverton True Value Hardware. The owners, Will and Betty, are old-time friends of mine. Their son, Don also works in the store each week. I love shopping at this traditional hardware store, because I can park within 10 feet of the door, and they stock some very unusual items. The store clerks at the Silverton store also are far more knowledgeable than any employee I have ever spoken with at Lowe's.

Here is the Lowe's store near my home. It looks just like the hundreds of other Lowe's stores all across the nation. PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Carter

Here is the Lowe's store near my home. It looks just like the hundreds of other Lowe's stores all across the nation. PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Carter

I go to Lowe's when the Silverton True Value hardware store is closed. I also will visit the Lowe's home improvement store for larger things that Will and Betty do not stock.

Pricing is an interesting point. Often I will get better prices when I go to Will and Betty's smaller hardware store. Having a small business myself, I also prefer to support other small businesses.

There is not a doubt in my mind that the Lowe's home improvement store near my own home is here to stay. But I will continue to drive a little further to visit with Will, Betty and Don. I also feel better when I open my wallet in their store. Try visiting a small hardware store near your home, and see if you experience the same great service I get at mine.

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6 Responses to Lowes Home Improvement

  1. I would like to know if I can put my new 12" sq. vinyl tiles down on top of the existing 12" sq. tiles that are on my floor at this time. They look to be in good shape and are not coming up. thank you.

  2. I have glass sliding doors that face the North and I can see air moving the blinds. Is there anything that I can apply to the doors to prevent the air or cold from coming in? Someone told Lowe's carries such an item.
    Thanks, a newcomer to Omaha,
    Mary Posan

  3. Dear Tim....pls help...I have one of those more up-dated beds. Anyway, the mid-beam is what i call it has, brokened..i have one of those leather headboard queen size beds..the mid-beam is made of wood...i need that for the slats so it can hold the mattress....can it be purchased seperately...Home Depot said, i would have to buy the whole bed!...Help ... thanks

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