Painted peg board. Craft room, laundry room, mud room. Hang your tools, gadgets, shelves. make it a coat rack, baskets for hats & gloves hanging on it. Also ... Good garage idea too, possibly put favorite sports team symbol on it.
Deck out your closet with pegboards! Clear your clutter and get your items organized.
don't like peg board in kitchens because I think it looks a little cheap, but I like the monochrome look to this one.