20 Things You Probably Aren’t Buying at Home Depot but Should

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When most people think of Home Depot, they think of home improvement supplies such as pipe fittings and sheetrock. But, Home Depot has way more to offer than that. And, if you look carefully, you just might find some really neat treasures. That being said, here are some items you probably never considered buying from Home Depot but should.

20. Light Bulbs

Light Bulbs
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You may be wondering why you should buy light bulbs at Home Depot. Well, the answer is quite simple: they have a great selection with prices that are hard to beat.

In fact, Brian Garcia, an owner of the design firm D & G Interiors + Design in Hoboken, New Jersey, told Business Insider that with The Home Depot’s selection, you’ll always find the type of bulb you’re looking for, plus The Home Depot’s pricing when it comes to light bulbs “is always sharp and lower than the hardware store.”

TIP: Buy multipacks, especially if you’re going to purchase LED bulbs.

19. Decorative Mirrors

Decorative Mirrors
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Yes, you can actually find decorative mirrors at Home Depot. Depending on your local store, you might even find an entire aisle dedicated to home decor from the brand’s Home Decorators Collection.

“We have a team of nine interior designers that are constantly following the latest interior design trends and working to offer the latest styles to our customers,” Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design for The Home Depot, told Reader’s Digest. “When you purchase products here, you can feel confident that you are purchasing something that is not only on-trend but also the trusted quality that The Home Depot is known for.”

TIP: Hang your decorative mirror in an unusual place, such as over the kitchen sink, if you don’t have a window there.

18. Plants

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While you can get artificial plants at Home Depot, you might want to check out their living plants instead. They’re typically cheaper, not to mention the fact that they are more beautiful. You can score a good deal on them during Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday sale, which is usually held in April. If it just so happens that you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry. Home Depot’s return policy lets you return dead trees, perennials and shrubs 365 days after your purchase, as long as you still have your receipt.