Any tips you may have to setting up a temporary darkrooms would be greatly appreciated, which will in the meantime will teach me what I need/want in my proper darkroom.
Nicole - I have built 4-darkrooms, the latest with less space than previous ones. It is 8 1/2 feet long by 6 1/2 feet wide with an aisle 8-inches wide between the enlarging bench and the wet processing sink. This darkroom contains a 4x5 enlarger and a panel for associated controls, a 16 x 20 dry mount press, a molded plastic wet processing sink with enamel coated tin back splash, a wash sink I made out of 1 x 6s and waterproof plywood using water proof glue and coated with marine epoxy, fiber screen drying racks (2-levels that fold up against the wall or fold out for drying), drawers and cupboard, in-the-wall air conditioner. Plumbing was done with copper such that the entire assembly is bracketted to the wall to avoid internal wall plumbing and to facilitate any changes I might wat to make. I find it quite convenient. While the aisle space may appear narrow, it provide plenty of room and, in fact, is a convenience (all I have to do is turn around ...) However, I only have room to process 11x14 prints. A little more room would be required to do 16x20 prints. If you are seriously interested, I can send you a copy of the layout plan.
A couple of more points, Nicole: The enlarger bench height should be such that you can rest you arms on it and the heighth of the wet processing sinks should be a height that will not stress you back. I also forgot to mention the in my wash sink, I have vertical washer that will handle 14-11x14 prints or 28-8x10s. Paint you inside walls whited with the exception of behind the enlarger. Arrange a curtain to pull around you and the enlarger to keep you enlarging area as dark as possible.