When selecting hardware for your cabinetry there are really no rules, but maybe some guidelines to consider. Remember that the hardware is the one thing on the cabinetry that gets used, touched and pulled on every time you open a door or drawer. So it’s a good idea take into account the size of the hands that will be using the hardware. While a beautiful, small catch may make a fabulous design statement, if you live with a football player their fingers will never be able to operate the hardware. Another thing to think about is the width of your drawer base cabinets. Depending on your hardware selection wider drawers require a wider pull or two pieces of hardware to allow the drawer guides to function with ease.
Knobs and pulls are typically the two options available for cabinet hardware. You can use all knobs, all pulls or a combination of the two. It’s all about your personal preferences and how you want the overall finished product to look. Today’s hardware manufacturers have developed collections of knobs and pulls with varying sizes and shapes that all relate to a specific style. It’s certainly ok to use different sizes and variations of the same hardware collection throughout the room. Cabinet hardware is the jewelry in the room; it finishes everything off and adds that little bit of bling. Make it functional, the variety can make it interesting.