Framingham MA Real Estate | Judy B Leerer, Realty Executives Boston West


New building methods increasingly improve insulation R-values inside homes, but as houses become more buttoned up, they also can trap lousy air inside. Your personal atmosphere might contain molds, formaldehyde, toxic chemicals from paints, carpets, glues, and cleaners, and benzene, just to name a few. On top of that, your indoor air carries pet dander, dust mites and other pollutants that can trigger asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses, headaches, earaches, and digestive problems.

Clear the air with these oxygen-promoting houseplants.

  • Dracaena deremensis: requiring only a small amount of sunlight and very little water, this plant grows up to ten feet tall if left untrimmed. It effectively removes fumes from solvents and varnishes.
  • Dracaena Marginata: This lovely subtropical plant brings to mind a Dr. Seuss tree that filters chemicals from cigarettes, paints, and vehicle exhaust. It only requires a small amount of water when the soil dries out.
  • Golden Pothos: NASA studied this plant for its ability to remove formaldehyde and VOCs (volatile organic compounds such as those in paint fumes).
  • Hedera Helix: This English Ivy makes the perfect desktop plant and removes carcinogens from cigarettes and cigars. It adapts to a variety of light and temperature conditions, and when used in the bath or nursery, it can even remove fecal particulates.
  • Sansevieria Trifasciata: Also called Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, releases oxygen as it absorbs carbon dioxide and makes an excellent filtering plant for formaldehyde from engineered wood products.
  • Spathiphyllum: Peace Lily controls acetone, benzene, trichloroethylene, and fumes from alcohols from the air inside your home. Since it’s toxic, however, keep this plant away from pets and children.
  • Chlorophytum comosum: The Spider Plant, also part of the NASA test, proved to be exemplary at removing formaldehyde from the air.

Plants move the toxins through their leaf-vein system and down into the roots where microbes feast on and filter the damaging fumes and turn them into harmless by-products. Each medium-sized plant covers about six to eight cubic feet according to some studies, although in real-world situations, that depends on how often HVAC systems exchange the air.

To get the best results, keep a variety of plants. Because most plant types prefer certain toxins over others, the more insulated your home, the more different fumes need filtering. As always, when using any plants near children or animals, keep them well out of reach.

To learn about which plant might grow best in your situation, talk to your local nursery or plant specialist.



332 Winter St, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
From the skylit entry to the soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors & walls of windows, this contemp cape offers a truly open floor plan with a Great Room feel. Granite KIT features a K-AID dual fuel range, Bosch DW, counter seating, custom tile back-splash & is open to DR & cathedral ceiling fire-placed LR. Dramatic windows provide an abundance of natural light & views of the beautifully landscaped yard & expanded deck. Spacious remodeled spa-like bath offers granite topped double vanity & air jetted tub. Large Master features a custom closet. Upstairs FR/ loft offers flexible living space. State of the art heating & CA with electronically controlled zones to keep you comfortable. Basement features finished walls & ceilings, just add the flooring of your choice! This home also offers a large 2-car detached GAR w/finished, heated skylit 2nd floor that could be a workshop, home office, or more. House set back from the road with plenty of parking, close to shopping & major routes
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332 Winter St, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
From the skylit entry to the soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors & walls of windows, this contemp cape offers a truly open floor plan with a Great Room feel. Granite KIT features a K-AID dual fuel range, Bosch DW, counter seating, custom tile back-splash & is open to DR & cathedral ceiling fire-placed LR. Dramatic windows provide an abundance of natural light & views of the beautifully landscaped yard & expanded deck. Spacious remodeled spa-like bath offers granite topped double vanity & air jetted tub. Large Master features a custom closet. Upstairs FR/ loft offers flexible living space. State of the art heating & CA with electronically controlled zones to keep you comfortable. Basement features finished walls & ceilings, just add the flooring of your choice! This home also offers a large 2-car detached GAR w/finished, heated skylit 2nd floor that could be a workshop, home office, or more. House set back from the road with plenty of parking, close to shopping & major routes
Open House
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May 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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332 Winter St, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
From the skylit entry to the soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors & walls of windows, this contemp cape offers a truly open floor plan with a Great Room feel. Granite KIT features a K-AID dual fuel range, Bosch DW, counter seating, custom tile back-splash & is open to DR & cathedral ceiling fire-placed LR. Dramatic windows provide an abundance of natural light & views of the beautifully landscaped yard & expanded deck. Spacious remodeled spa-like bath offers granite topped double vanity & air jetted tub. Large Master features a custom closet. Upstairs FR/ loft offers flexible living space. State of the art heating & CA with electronically controlled zones to keep you comfortable. Basement features finished walls & ceilings, just add the flooring of your choice! This home also offers a large 2-car detached GAR w/finished, heated skylit 2nd floor that could be a workshop, home office, or more. House set back from the road with plenty of parking, close to shopping & major routes
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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1 Henderson Circle, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$567,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Updated thru-out, this special home will surprise you! Flexible living space & open floor plan offers a LR, fire-placed Den & step down FR that will be the gathering spot featuring a soaring beamed cathedral ceiling, rustic brick FPL & sliders out to a new patio. KIT open to DR features soft close white shaker cabinets, SS appliances & an expanse of granite counters. New hardwood flooring installed thru-out, tile in baths. Both baths renovated, upstairs bath has a double vanity & tiled tub/shower. Spacious Master offers direct access to bath & TWO walk-in closets w/custom built-ins. New windows, new slider, & two windows added to DR, new interior doors & lighting to compliment the updated decor. Exterior improvements include granite front steps, landscaping & hydro-seeded lawn. Basement has great potential for adding living space, 2 car garage with storage. Water heater 2019, Roof 2011, C/A 2012. Double cul-de-sac location in a neighborhood! Quick close possible
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