On just about every Main Street and almost every shopping center there is at least one home improvement store. They carry everything from nuts and screws to designer bathrooms! They offer a wide range of products and services and can be reasonably cheap. There are larger more general stores and then there is the family based home run type of stores.
The larger stores are able to sell their goods a lot cheaper than the smaller stores as they buy in bulk and that allows the customer to benefit from a much larger saving. People turn to larger home improvement stores when they are shopping for larger items such as fitted kitchens and bedrooms. They sell everything from tiles, glass, hardware, materials and more. Larger home improvement stores are built like large warehouses and are usually staffed by around 100 people or more.
The smaller home improvement stores usually tend to be called DIY (Do it yourself) stores. The don’t offer the larger items like the new kitchens, but they offer great quality and great service as they are a family run business and have more of a personal touch with the customer. Their items may be a little bit more expensive than a large store because they cannot buy in bulk as they don’t have the space to store the goods. Many people who use smaller home improvement stores find the convenience of in and out and location to their home or business. Others have personal relationships with the owners and like the friendly atmosphere and expertise. These kind of stores have only about 2-5 staff working there, because of the fact they don’t have as many customers/business as the larger stores.
If you want a personal touch and to laugh with the store keepers then choose a smaller home improvement store. The larger ones offer rows of tills and workers that maybe somewhat knowledgeable or not, but also don’t go out of the way to help you. Smaller stores offer great knowledge as they are owned by actual tradesman and not some big shot executive.
So if savings is your goal, shop the larger stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s, if you are looking for more expertise on products and services, then check in with your local small town home improvement store. Or call Mike today (480) 406-0471.