I got my own space for that. Everything I buy have to be storable so there's nothing in the way. Starting to build a little home studio since I just learned that there's a bun in the oven
I'm not flashing in her face too much so she doesnt get fed up with it. But I LOVE my D800 for that; crank up the iso and done.
But lets not forget she's the one waiting after me when I find interesting things to shoot when we walk or go visit stuff; she's even the one going to pickup my packages at the post office multiple times a week since I work too much and end my days after the post office closing time...so in a way or another, I owe her.
Its a matter of give and take; really. I test my gear out, She's got a new facebook profile pic every week; feels pretty, receives compliment all the time; everybody wins!
Happy wife; happy life!