Months ago I asked you to come and talk to me about my experience with Ikea after buying my kitchen from them. Well you can't go ask Brittany anymore, because it never happened. Home Depot, which began in 1978 wooed me away from Ikea's particle boards and teenage “help”, with its surprisingly upscale and helpful kitchen design center.
We've been to the Bed Stuy branch more times than I can count and will continue to until the apartment is done. There is just no avoiding a trip when renovating, but at least the experience is not excruciating. And our kitchen turned out awesome.