But there are some things about Home Depot that ruffle my feathers. They try, where ever they can, to take advantage of the lazy DIY-er. The main lesson I learned was DO NOT EVER BUY COUNTERTOPS AT HOME DEPOT. Stud and I did a lot of price shopping for our new bathroom and our contractor had allotted $600 for a vanity. Well Stud can be a bit messy so I had been dreaming of a double vanity. We had the space. But where on earth was my contractor planning on getting a double vanity for $600? I still to this day have no idea. Stud and I found an awesome piece of furniture to act as the base for a whopping $60 which left us $540 for the top and sinks. Off to HD we go. I ask them about undermounted sinks. They tell me it will be $300 PER SINK plus the cost of the actual sink. HAHAHAHAHA. They must think I am crazy. My budget can't even afford sinks - yeah right. Off Stud and I go to McDonald Marble & Stone to check out their remnants. $40/sq.ft. including all finishing - like undermounting the sinks? Wayyy better. And the best part - double vanity with granite top for under $600. Sooo thrifty.
So now I know. Do not buy custom items from Home Depot. We purchased our carpet from a local company and the granite as well. If I put in custom shutters in my bathroom, there is no way I am going to Home Depot to get those.
But I will be there again this afternoon buying some more primer and some screws - the projects never cease.