If I posted pics of my dark room, you would all have nightmares for a week. It's been around for as long as I've been alive, and I'm still using the same trays, tongs, and table that I learned on. My wet, and dry are on the same table, so I need to be more careful. Yeah it's ugly, but It's mine, and I do get some pretty good, and saleable work. My only dream is to have a Dark room that is on the gound floor, and not the basement.
OK so now we really want to see your darkroom. And what's wrong with the basement seems much better for nightmares.