Rethinking the Home Office Pegboard

Rethinking the Home Office Pegboard

Gregory Han
Apr 21, 2011

042111pegboard.jpgAlthough pegboards are popular amongst crafters and a common sight inside garage workshop, we noticed their appearance in homes office tend to skew feminine in style. Nothing wrong with that, since we think it's a superb organizational solution whether for cables, cooking tools, crafting supplies or even for an iPad. But we think fellas could do well integrating the garage organization staple into their own home office too, and this example from design*sponge illustrates how black, whites, metallics and an unpainted pegboard can create a unisex work area that doesn't intrude on your machismo.

042111Tuneupdesk.jpgHere's another example, the team at TuneUp utilizing low pegboards both as a privacy divider and also an organization feature for their expansive shared workspaces.

And don't forget about the power of contrast, as illustrated by this post from Re-Nest. Utilizing blacks, rich deep blues, or a gray painted pegboard can give whatever you're organizing or placing in front of the pegboard a great contrasting background.

Another way to add visual interest is to arrange different colored pegboards interchangeably in a set or random pattern, as shown here by a previous reader Jumpstart Project.

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