Hi guys and girls, great thread indeed...

I've just (a week ago) finished working on the construction of my new darkroom and feel really happy (and exhausted), since it has taken me 2 years and 7 months...
I've been working in a bathroom before, and in a small room in the basement of my parent's home when I was in my teens...

My new darkroom was created in a space in the underground garage that was just a corner part of the garage and so I had to build one wall and cover / paint all the inside walls, floor and ceiling. I separated the space in two parts (since it was big enough) that measure 4x3.6 and 4x2.4 meters approximately. One is the dark part (for printing) and the other is the part for print washing and print/film drying. Both have a wet side, the sink in the dark part being a stainless steel 3.6 meters long one. The ventilation draws the air from a hood over the sink (oops, made a mistake there, the hood should be BEHIND the sink). On the dry side of the dark part lies the Beseler 45 MX that for the first time is mounted on the wall (YEAH!!!) and an old meopta (my first enlarger) meant to serve for contacts...
There is also a separate small negatives-viewing corner with a light box with a red filter on. There also are lots of cupboards, shelves and drawers.
In the other room, there are a sink and a bench, a print squeeging and viewing vertical surface (made of glass so it can easily be washed clean) the necessary screens for print drying and a film drying cabinet. There's also a fridge for paper and film.

I'll post some shots of it for you to see... I've got lots of pictures I made while building it, now I've got to make some of it now it's finished...

What I wanted to ask you all, is why you have decided to paint your darkroom walls white (or gray) and you haven't chosen the red colour ? I've used bright red tiles for the dark part's floor and walls and painted the ceiling and everything else in there bright red. When I use the safelights, the room is very bright and any light leaks from the enlarger head reflected on the walls become red coloured and so are safe for my paper. It also adds a coloured tone to the room that makes it really different (weird :-). The other part is white of course.

Cheers,
George