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!