My model railway has even changed my idea of a 'des res'...
Now I can only look at properties with an extra living room, playroom or (heated) conservatory because I need space for my layout - and I have learned over the past few months that I don't like to be stuck out in the cold, in an empty garage, or draughty attic. I am a warm-weather railway modeller. I need to sit on my bar stool (that's the right height for modelling) in homely comfort, with central heating, plasma TV and internet connectability.
I saw a house the other day with an 'orangery' which I thought sounded just right - but it turned out to be a cold conservatory!
My model railway has totally changed my idea of the ultimate des res.
A real challenge for local estate agents!