Some of that money should have gone to dramatic lighting. Maybe even a roll of foil for the wall so it'd look less like your mom's sewing room and more like the cyber world you wish you lived in.
I never understood why nobody thought that was funny. It was. It's the holodeck. Holodeck water disappears when you leave the holodeck. Everyone needs to pull the holographic sticks out of their asses. Especially Geordi. You could see his judgy expression even though his eyes were covered by the visor.