Consider how you will be using the cabinetry in your home’s design. For example, are you installing new kitchen cabinetry for the long-term, updating existing cabinets in a vacation getaway, or creating a child’s room that you expect to update again in a few years? These kinds of factors may impact your choice of materials.
If you’re in it for the long-term, for instance, cabinet knobs made of solid brass, stainless steel and bronze are among the most durable choices over time, and are likely to continue looking good for many years.
If you’re remodeling a kitchen to reflect the trend for authentic looks, you may be drawn to knobs made of natural materials such as wood or oxidized metals. And if the hardware is for a child’s room, this may be the time to choose a whimsical novelty pull in an animal shape that you can easily update later as the child grows up.