On one of the lifestyle daytime tv shows I caught recently, there was a couple who were supposed to be downsizing from a 5 bedroomed detached house down to a medium sized house or bungalow. The discusions at the programme outset were clearly based on the words down and sizing. However, every time the host introduced them to a property, their were agonised cries of ‘oh this kitchen’s too small’ or ‘it’s nowhere near as roomy as our bedroom / lounge/ bathroom we currently have. It seemed to be a lost cause.
But then the mystery property at the end of the show won the day. It had the most wonderful living shed in the garden, currently a music room, and was so beautfully laid out and comfy, the couple completely forgot their earlier misgivings and would have paid £500K for the shed alone without the actual house!