I have a no cost, guerilla, dry darkroom utilizing the laundry room. The washer and dryer are divided by a 24 inch wide countertop with under counter drawer. The enlarger sits on this countertop. To the left is the washer where I place a 1/8 inch square of plywood on top of the washer. The plywood provides an enlarged/flat surface for (4) 8x10 trays. If developing 11x14s I single tray process. I place photo paper and other DR tools on top of the dryer located to my right. Above the washer is a cupboard handle where the safe light is hung. The safe light uses a 10 inch diameter silver reflector with a red Jr Lab bulb. The light is hung by wrapping the electric cord around the cupboard door handle. The window behind the enlarger has an operable internal shade between the glass. The DR is only usable at night. Next door is the kitchen. Prints are transported from the DR into a 12x16 inch water hold tray located in the kitchen. The tray fill and dump method is used to wash prints. Very simple. Better location than the bathroom which lacks the flat surface area, space & proper countertop height. If you lack a DR vent try using fresh developer, a water stop and TF4 fix. No problematic DR fumes.
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