For reasons even I’m bored with, I’ve been looking at a lot of houses for sale recently. Hundreds of them, in fact – so many that you’d call the number a representative survey sample. What I’m about to present isn’t anecdotal. It is statistical evidence.

The data says that estate agents do not take pictures of garages for a house’s particulars. Granted, sometimes a garage appears in a picture of the house anyway, but of the thousands of pictures I’ve scrolled through in what must be one of the most extensive (and dull) house searches of 2014, I found only one picture – one – specifically taken of a house’s garage, and then only from the outside.

I have seen no interior pictures of garages at all unless (sigh) you count those that have been converted into studies, bedrooms or annexes.