Appliances, electronics and hardware can be found in many stores in every area of Houston. There are many large chains and smaller ones that offer excellent customer service.
This is a list of some of the most popular with many locations throughout Houston (more locations can be found under store finder on the websites):
- Home Depot – http://www.homedepot.com (Mo – Sat 6 am – 9 pm, Sun 8 am – 7 pm)
Large “do-it-yourself” chain offering building supplies, tools, furniture, appliances, hardware, lawn & garden, plumbing, etc. Prices are very competitive. About twenty locations in Houston with many no farther than 15 – 20 minute drive, generally located at major roadways and freeways. One location is at 5445 West Loop, Houston, TX 77081
- Lowe’s – http://www.lowes.com (Mo – Sat 7 am – 9 pm, Sun 8 am – 8 pm)
Large chain offering building supplies, tools, furniture, appliances, hardware, lawn & garden, plumbing, etc., direct competitor with Home Depot, also popular with do-it-yourselfers. About twenty locations in Houston with many no farther than 15 – 20 minute drive, generally located at major roadways and freeways. One location is at 1521 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008.
- Ace Hardware – http://www.acehardware.com (Mo – Sat 7 am – 5:30 pm, Sun depending on location)
Ace is a smaller chain and characterized by excellent personalized customer service and a great place to get help and advice. Prices are competitive, although some items may be slighter higher in price. It has a country store type feeling and offers key cutting, building supplies, hardware, lawn & garden, plumbing, and wooden garden furniture in Texas style. Ace Hardware has about thirty locations in the entire Houston area. One location is downtown at 3805 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009.
- Best Buy – http://www.bestbuy.com/
A large electronics chain with stores offering TVs, computers, navigation devices (GPS), cell phones, appliances, music and movie CDs and DVDs. Stores are located throughout Houston, one store is located at the Galleria, 5133 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77056
- Radioshack – http://www.radioshack.com
Radioshack is a chain with about twenty very small stores that are characterized by being extremely specialized with great knowledgeable customer service. Radioshacks offer phones, radios, batteries, electronic accessories such as cables and connectors, navigation devices (GPS) and computers. Prices may be slightly higher or competitive with other electronic goods stores. Radioshacks are spaced out with one near 15 – 20 minutes, one location is 1214 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006 in midtown.