“Although a garage is not usually considered a ‘room’ of the house, it probably should be.” -Chris Marshall
We consider the garage to be a very important room in the house. In fact, you could crown it the king of all storage zones because where else can bicycles, heavy tools, garden tools, and craft room supplies so wonderfully coexist?
Before we move on, here are some practical garage storage ideas worth checking out.
A great pegboard system is one of the best garage organization ideas—and it’s a practical storage solution for items you probably never considered. Scroll through our 50 best garage pegboard ideas and you’ll see what we mean.
1. Bike Storage
For just a few dollars, you can head to Home Depot or your favorite home improvement store and buy a simple steel pegboard hook designed to hold your bike. If you have more than one bicycle to store, affordable wall bike racks can be found at a higher—but still reasonable—price.
Storing your family’s bikes on the wall frees up precious garage floor space for other items. Just make sure you’re using commercial grade pegboard and heavy duty pegs or hooks.
See more bike storage ideas here.
2. Garage Gym
Fans of fitness—both casual and pro—will love how easy a pegboard makes it to store workout gear. Hang jump ropes and elastic bands from simple pegboard hooks. Pile yoga blocks into wire pegboard baskets, and use a pair of long pegs to hold rolled-up yoga mats.
A garage pegboard is a good place to hang light hand weights and hex bars. You can create an awesome industrial workout corner in the garage by hanging metal pegboard on two walls and putting your bench in the middle.
3. Large Pegboard Wall
If a little pegboard is good, then an entire large pegboard wall is even better. Installing floor-to-ceiling pegboard panels is an excellent way to maximize storage space in the garage.
Divide your pegboard garage wall into sections for each type of thing you need to store. For example, have one zone dedicated to tool storage, another for sports equipment, and another for wreaths and other home decor.
While wood is the classic pegboard material, metal pegboard panels add an industrial style to your garage. Look for plain galvanized metal, or metal panels painted black or white. You can also find metal pegboard storage panels with various industrial textures.
Metal also provides a sturdier garage storage solution than wood, which is useful if you need to hang heavier items on your wall space. Be sure to use metal pegboard hooks and bins for storing smaller items. Add a metal pegboard shelf or two for stacking tool boxes, tape, paint cans and more.
A modern garage space needs a minimalist touch to fit in with the rest of your home decor. Buying pegboard shelves, panels, bins, and baskets all in one color can achieve this effect. Neutral grey, black, or white are ideal modern garage space options.
Pair monochromatic pegboard ideas with touches of chrome to further modernize your garage storage zone. A chrome shelf and chrome pegs are good ways to incorporate this pegboard idea. Use chrome for all your other pegboard accessory options.
6. Pegboard Organization
Creating the perfect DIY pegboard storage system means organizing your tools and DIY projects in a way that makes sense to you. Whether you group items according to their usage or you position things based on how often you use them, what matters is that you find the storage system logical and efficient.
Shop at a home improvement center and you’ll be amazed by all the pegboard idea options that now exist. From specific tool holder hooks and posts to variations in the placement of pegboard holes, you’ll find home organization options for everything.
A pegboard storage system is a great addition to any size garage, especially if you only have a small space. Maximizing your vertical storage options is the key to getting the most out of small space storage.
It’s surprising to see how much you can store on a few pegboard hooks and a DIY pegboard shelf or two. Hang your small pegboard over a workbench or even on the wall space next to the garage door. Just make sure you use wood screws to attach it securely to a wall stud. Furring strips are necessary so that there’s room for the back of your hooks behind each pegboard hole.
9. Tools Storage
Your dad and grandpa were onto something: pegboard provides the best tool storage ever. While they had to rely on the most basic DIY pegboard panels and hooks, there are countless new pegboard storage options today.
Look for racks designed to hold graduated sizes of screwdrivers, or brackets made to hold certain types of power tools. A family handyman or DIYer now has the flexibility to create a totally customized pegboard storage system.
Pegboard storage is no longer boring brown wood with simple metal hooks. You can find pegboards and pegs in unique colors and finishes, and even custom-built brackets that hold specific items.
If wall space is limited, replace solid cabinet fronts with doors that have pegboard panels in the middle. Dual-sided pegboards on rolling racks allow you to move your tool collection between different work stations.
A pegboard wall is an excellent space to showcase your personal style alongside your garage storage. Hang funny quotes, colorful bins, mason jars, and other decorative items on your pegboard wall.
Paint the wall your favorite shade of blue, or even paint a constellation mural on the pegboard’s surface. Hang a large wood monogram initial in the middle of the board and arrange your tools around it.
Go upscale by making a DIY pegboard out of a beautiful type of wood instead of relying on the usual particleboard and plywood. Putting a simple wood frame around your pegboard panels also makes this storage option appear more tailored.
Staining, painting, or distressing wood panels and pegs also turns a basic old-school pegboard into a modernized storage feature. Paint a simple ocean scene or sunset to turn your pegboard into a uniquely functional piece of art.
Pegboard is the quintessential choice for the wall above a workbench. What’s better than having all the tools you need a simple reach away?
If you have cabinets installed above and below the workbench, apply pegboard panels in the foot or two of space between your work surface and the bottom of the upper cabinets. If you don’t have upper cabinets, the ceiling is the limit—extend your pegboard that high to get the most out of that wall space.
See more garage workbench ideas here.