Yet Another Green Product From Nest To Invest In


Chicago Handyman already told you about Nest Thermostats. Well now, here’s another great Nest product: Nest Protect.

Using Wi-Fi and sensors, Nest Protect verbally warns users if there is a concern in the home an exactly where it’s coming from.

Meanwhile, in case a homeowner isn’t home, a text message is sent to their cellphone in case of emergency.

For just under $100, protect the family and home from any danger.

Ditch The Switches: Get The Alba Smart LED Lighting


“Can you get the light?”

These are the words all homeowners say to visitors or partners at one point in their life. Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of getting up to adjust the lighting, the home could just know? This is now possible, with Stack’s Alba LED Lighting System.

This lighting system is not only energy efficient, but has the following features:

  • Perfect lighting level decided by integrated sensors to fit a room’s natural light
  • Color temperature that adjusts from white to yellow light dependent on the situation
  • Motion sensors know where a homeowner is, when they’re gone, the lights go off and when they’re there the lights go on
  • Sets its lighting to the homeowner’s schedule, including light synced to an alarm to wake them up with gentle light and dim lighting for dinner parties

These features not only save time and hassle, but most importantly, money. Depending on the size of a home, users of the Alba system can save anywhere between $600 and $5,000 annually.

For $150.00 per bulb, the price may sound steep, but considering the benefits, these light bulbs are definitely worth trying out in any home.

A Solution For All Plug-Ins: Pop-Out Outlets

Sure, outlets are flush with the wall. But honestly, they’re not much to look at. The solution? Pop-Out Outlets!


This user-friendly device can easily be pushed into the wall, looking like a chic, silver square. When needed for hair dryers, razors or any other random bathroom supplies, simply push the square again and out pops not 2 but 3 outlets.


Not only is it user-friendly, but can be user-installed, as long as there is 22 cubic inches available for the hardware. This standard feature in the majority of new homes can now be installed in any old build.

For just over $50, change the style and function of a bathroom in just a few quick steps.