When I started developing film I used a bucket and the see-saw method always at night in my father's garage. Later I used always work at night as that would be when I was not at school or work. It is only in the last 8 years that I built a 'darkroom' to use in the daytime.
Originally Posted by flyinfiddlesticks
Washing under the tap is fine, just make sure if the wash is after the developer and you do it total darkness. As others have said total darkness until after the fixer.
As for the colour, brilliant I only thought of developing colour neg film in B&W chemistry in the last three years. I now process a lot of 35mm cine film as B&W reversal!