Prepare Your Chicago Condo for Spring With Urbio Gardens

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 6:31pm.

Chicago Condo Decorating IdeasThere is no shortage of exceptional products on the market to help you maximize space, but the folks at Urbio are taking urban gardens to new heights with their product that will help you ready your Chicago condo for spring! Urbio is an urban vertical garden that acts like a wall organizer for plants. Chicago condo owners can use their vertical wall space to incorporate a garden into their homes without forfeiting precious space in their attached home.

Jared Aller and Beau Oyler are the brains behind Urbio, and they collaborated with the Enlisted Design Team to make their product a reality. Having created outstanding lifestyle products for companies like Williams-Sonoma, Nestlé, Netgear and Clorox, it was no surprise that their product was so well-received when it was recently featured on Shark Tank. The show, which is a reality TV show, features a panel of potential investors and business executives called "Sharks" who consider offers from entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product.

According to Aller and Oyler, Urbio solves a problem of space in urban living. It’s a vertical indoor garden that affords users the convenience of being able to remove pots from the wall to water or change out plantings. But they also focused on style and innovation since Urbio would be a focal point in any Chicago condo.

The system is comprised of a wall plate and vessel (the flower pots), and you can add as many as you want in a variety of combinations on your wall. The vessels come in a multitude of sizes, and their magnetic attachment to the wall plates make them easy to install and take down. You can also use the vessels on a flat surface like a desk if you’re interested in a different aesthetic for your indoor garden.

 While it’s not the least expensive way to build an urban garden, it’s certainly food for thought if you’re living in a Chicago condo where space is at a premium. The shorty vessel, their smallest flower pot, costs $15, while the largest model, the Big Daddy, will set you back $35. Or, you can purchase a kit from Urbio like the “Big Happy Family” that will get you started and you can eventually expand upon. The “Big Happy Family” is a kit containing six vertical wall vessels of various sizes and six wall plates. It costs $175.00. A smaller more modest kit called the “Happy Family” costs $75.00. 

To learn more about purchasing a Chicago home and to tour available homes for sale, please contact me. I’m a local real estate expert who would love to help you find the Chicago home of your dreams!

Helaine Cohen, Chicago Real Estate Broker

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