People keep saying that you don't need much space to set up a darkroom. But how many other things do you have to factor in? Wouldn't it mean switching from color to B&W - as I've heard that color is much more complex and the chemicals far more harsh. I have seen other people create very nice nature shots in B&W but the images don't speak to me the way color does. Perhaps it's just the way others choose to shoot - but my own B&W shots lack depth and emotion. They are completely void of anything meaningful (other than a few rare shots of my son). Even were I to create good B&W nature shots I'm still not sure that I would be happy shooting solely in B&W. What about space and time? Perhaps you can perform in a small space but where do you keep everything? How much storage space is needed and what are the dangers where children are involved? I live in a small apartment with a curious two year old and there's only one very small place for storing things that might be of danger to him. How much time is involved? I'm starting college in January. Anything and everything I need peace and quiet to do must be done at night - which is likely when I'll have to study as well. What are some other factors that should be considered? Expense, material availability, sensitivity to chemicals, ventilation?? If my situation were different and I had my own home this would all seem so easy. For some people it's a simple matter of wanting and overcoming - but I'm in a situation where I can feel very overwhelmed very easily. Sometimes, for me, wanting simply isn't enough of a driving force. As always, input is greatly appreciated.