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A Hidden Shoe Cabinet using Pegboards

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

It had been 5 months since I last posted here. After spending 2 months renovating my new home, I used 3 months to settle in — and made several improvements. I would like to share one such "innovation" of mine.

My new 2-room HDB flat is pretty small, with about 45 square metres, and space is a luxury. For this reason, I tried to conceal many things in the house without adding unnecessarily furniture. Shoe rack is one of those things that I need but do not have a space for it near my main door — except outside the door, which I chose not to. I am not keen to have an unsightly shoe rack in my living room either.

Fortunately, there is this little compartment with 4 white doors, which houses the electrical switchboard behind the upper doors. It is just 1 metre from my main door.

The bottom of the compartment was empty. This would be where I want my shoe rack to be. And hidden. But the size of the compartment was too small for any off-the-shelf shoe racks to fit in. It took me a couple of months before I found a workable solution — using pegboards.