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Decoded: The Most 'Customized' of Apartment Listings

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's word: Custom.

The current owner of this Lenox Hill co-op probably has the following conversation a lot. "Yo, these light switches are dope! There's one for each light! And they turn on AND OFF!" "Yeah, dude. I got 'em made custom." Customized things aren't for everyone, but if you can afford them, well, it's a feeling that only the owner of these light switches and Kanye West can truly describe.

"We're starting all over again with these cabinets. I want you to make them white. And plastic. Yeah, totally plastic. That'll be sick. And make sure that plastic is real smooth, man. I'm not having any rough plastic on my cabinets. Oh, and handles. Gotta have handles. Yeah. Best cabinets ever."

We don't really have any idea what this means, but these windows do not look like anything special. Oh, they have blinds? Awesome.

Okay, this cabinetry is definitely custom.
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