Kitchen Peg Board
Like many others, my first pegboard was used for tools. I've spent many hours in bike shops, and repair rooms, and have always loved the vertical organization of tools, and thought it would best be utilized in my own home. I didn't think to expand it into the kitchen until I moved to a tiny studio apartment in Miami. Having my pots and pans immediately accessible at the reach of my arm was amazing, it occurred to me that I have never liked digging pots and pans out of drawers and cabinets, and I don't think I will voluntarily return to that system. With each apartment, and the addition of newer items to our collection of kitchen ware, the pegboard continued to expand.
Once, for a party, I lined all my shelves and bordered my pegboard with string lights, and a friend asked me how it would look if the lights were behind the pegboard, where the required spaces would provide plenty of room, and I never looked back. In its current use, the pegboard is about 64 sq ft of wall space, with maybe 125 ft of rope light running behind it. In the evening, it creates a warm glow, and provides depth to the wall, and when it is the only thing on in the kitchen, is very ambient and charming. When we move, I'll keep this set up, but will seek a better means to disperse the light so the rope strand isn't as obvious.