Over the last few decades, more people than ever are taking on home improvements and completing DIY tasks rather than getting in the experts. In fact, for many people, making improvements to their home is a hobby. One factor that has led to this surge in DIY enthusiasts is the trend for television programs and magazine articles that cover home improvements, home makeovers, property sales, and self-building projects. This, in turn, has led to home improvement stores becoming big business. Many people who own their own homes spend their evenings or weekends frequenting this type of store looking for the perfect products to improve their properties. In the United States, the best-known and most successful of all these stores is Home Depot. This specializes in selling equipment and products that people can use when completing various aspects of DIY and gardening. Home improvement enthusiasts and keen gardeners spend hours in this store selecting the products they want or need to complete the project they are undertaking. At some point in their lives, most citizens of the United States will shop in a Home Depot store on at least one occasion and the same applies to citizens of Mexico and Canada. Home Depot is a business with a long and interesting history of which many are unaware. Here are 20 interesting facts about Home Depot that you might not know.