When it comes to choosing your hardware for your kitchen cabinets or your bathroom vanities, there are a few things you need to do to make the process easier and to make sure you choose the correct items for your home.
Measure First - If you already have cabinets installed and are looking to just change out the hardware, be sure to measure the pulls you have already. Not just the size, but the space between the holes if it is a longer pull and not just a knob. Different handles come in different sizes and you don't want to have to add new holes to your cabinet doors. Plus you want your hardware to look like it has always been there, so they need to look like they were specifically chosen from the beginning.
General Style Choice - Also, before you start looking at different choices, decide what sort of style you want to go with in general, this will help narrow down quite a few to choose from to help make your search easier. If you are looking online, they may have choices like "rustic" or "vintage". They also will sort according to color and price. Keep in mind where the hardware will go as well. You want to be sure they will work in whatever area you are putting them without banging into something else.
Mix it Up (if you like) - Other options you may like are using complimentary styles on different cabinets. Two toned kitchens are popular with different color cabinets. You can add different hardware with each color of cabinet. Just be sure that they look good together. Maybe the same pulls but in a different finish. You can also have the knobs one color and the pulls another as long as their styles go well together. The possibilities can be endless.
Choosing your hardware can be a difficult thing if you don't know where to start. It can also become more costly than you want if you have a lot of places to add the hardware to. Having a few things to help you narrow down what size and style or styles you need can help a bunch when it comes to picking what works best for you!