George Subraj, president of Zara Realty, has placed numerous clients in New York City apartments. By determining an individual’s or a family’s needs, George Subraj determines the most appealing amenities and helps the client find a residence that fits.

By definition, a luxury apartment indicates a residence that makes life more comfortable for its inhabitants. This typically means that the property includes more or better amenities. However, some modern developers use the designation as an incentive rather than an accurate description. So-called “luxury” apartments may simply be those that are more expensive than their counterparts. For this reason, it is important for apartment shoppers to look for certain features.

A true luxury apartment has a spacious, modern kitchen with up-to-date appliances. Most have granite countertops or similarly high-quality surfaces as well as sleek stainless steel appliances. Luxury apartments also include appliances such as dishwashers and washer/dryer sets, which are often considered “extra” in other residences.

In fact, luxury apartments typically offer nicer features throughout the unit, such as hardwood floors and up-to-date lighting features. In the bathroom, residents should expect a stylish design and high-quality systems. Luxury apartments also offer extra benefits beyond the individual unit, such as an on-site pool, gym, or entertainment center. In city buildings, expect a higher level of security as well, including a doorman.