Choosing hardware is one of the most crucial aspects when it comes to piecing a room together. A space can look so much better just by having hardware that flows with the overall style of the room.
Hardware refers to any kind of metal in your home, including all knobs, handles, hinges, or pulls on cabinets and drawers. Light and sink fixtures can be factored in as well. The hardware you choose should match the style of the room. Outdated hardware is such a drag, you don't need that! Choosing a good hardware style is dependent on the style of your cabinet doors and overall style of your home.
Knobs are more commonly used on cabinet doors, as they are smaller and rounded, whereas pulls are longer and more functional on drawers. However, there is no rule to say whether or not you can mix it up! Pulls also look great on cabinet doors and have become increasingly more popular.
The photos below illustrate these two types of hardware,
Pulls on the left and knobs on the right
There are quite a few different style types when it comes to hardware. The top most common style types include traditional, contemporary, transitional, modern, and rustic.
Types of metal frequently found in a home include: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper, and Wrought Iron.