The Brady Bunch House Renovation Revealed - Part 3: Kitchen, Alice's Room, Family Room & Backyard

In the third installment of 'A Very Brady Renovation', Mina and Karen of 'Good Bones', Leanne and Steve Ford of 'Restored by the Fords' and Lara Spencer of 'Flea Market Flip' join Brady cast members Eve Plumb (Jan), Chris Knight (Peter), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby) to finish out ground-floor spaces including the famous Brady kitchen and family room.

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Good to Be Back Home Again

Nearly five decades after the premiere of the original hit TV series, the Brady Bunch siblings pose for a group pic in the faithfully re-created kitchen of the Brady house. Left to right: Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Barry Williams (Greg), Eve Plumb (Jan), Christopher Knight (Peter) and Susan Olsen (Cindy).

At the Brady Command Center

Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak of HGTV's Good Bones confer with Susan Olsen as they select the artificial turf that will be used to re-create the Brady backyard as seen in the original TV series.

Demolition and Prep

Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady) and Steve Ford discuss plans for demolition of the existing backyard features to make way for re-creating a visually accurate replica of the backyard as depicted in The Brady Bunch.

Demolition and Prep

Steve makes use of his demo skills in the removal of a backyard brick wall.

Demolition and Prep

Meanwhile Mike Lookinland gets to work with a jackhammer in the removal of the home's original patio and hot tub.

Re-Creating Brady Detail

Karen and Mina work together to fashion an exact replica of the see-saw that was among the play equipment in the Brady backyard.

Re-Creating Brady Detail

Mina and Karen work with Susan Olsen on the backyard's privacy fence.

Re-Creating Brady Detail

Leanne Ford sources materials for the creation of period-authentic furnishings for the restored Brady house, including midcentury style swivel chairs as seen at the breakfast table in the Brady's kitchen.

Re-Creating Brady Detail

Steve and Leanne Ford worked with Eve Plumb in creating replica wall-art pieces for use in the Brady family room and Alice's bedroom.

Re-Creating Brady Detail

Leanne Ford and Chris Knight proudly display authentic vintage kitchen items that will double for the pieces Brady Bunch fans will recall from the original kitchen.

Re-Creating Brady Detail

True to the popular color palette of the period, and to the Brady Bunch kitchen as seen in the original set, the refrigerator is in avocado green. Leanne and Steve are pleased with the kitchen's continuity and accuracy with respect to the classic '70s series.

Re-Creating Brady Detail

Lara Spencer of HGTV's Flea Market Flip puts somefinishing touches on staging details in the accurate re-creation of Alice's bedroom in the Brady house.

Alice's Bedroom, Before

This original bedroom in the Brady house would be reconfigured to re-create the look and layout of Alice's first-floor bedroom, bath and work room.

Alice's Bedroom, After

The replica of Alice's bedroom is visually accurate down to the bedding, table lamps, wall art and decorative items on the dresser and night tables.

Alice's Bedroom, Before

The original bedroom's sliding glass doors would be removed and closed off to re-create the space as seen in the TV series.

Alice's Bedroom, After

Re-creating Alice's bedroom was a team effort by HGTV host and designer Lara Spencer and Brady cast-member Eve Plumb.

Alice's Bedroom, Before

Alice's Bedroom, After

A familiar camera angle in Alice's bedroom, as seen in the series, revealed the view of the adjacent work-room/laundry and en suite bath — both faithfully replicated here.

Alice's Bathroom, Before

Alice's Bathroom, After

Alice's Bathroom, After

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Creating Brady Detail

In the Brady Command Center, Eve Plumb helped create the wall art pieces used in the remodel — like this framed print which is actually a design from some of the wallpaper salvaged from the home's original interior.

Alice's Bathroom, Before

The original closed-stall shower as seen in the home prior to the renovation

Alice's Bathroom, After

The shower unit was replaced with a functional lookalike of the tub and shower, with tile surround, as seen in the Brady Bunch.

Alice's Bathroom, Detail

Correct period styles and color palettes, like the penny hex tile and fixtures in yellow porcelain were incorporated into Alice's bath.

Alice's Bathroom, Detail

Alice's bathroom included this nook with makeup counter.

Alice's Bedroom, After

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's Bedroom, After

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Lara and Eve were able to find a vintage cane-back chair that's practically an exact match to the one seen in the show.

Alice's Bedroom, After

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's bedroom closet is meticulously re-created down to the clothing contents, like the replica of her work uniform seen here.

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's bedroom closet also includes some of her favorite dresses and shirts.

Alice's Bedroom, Detail

Alice's bedroom closet also contains her trademark white Keds and bowling shoes.

Kitchen, Before

Though this is the home's original kitchen, it is not the location of the replica Brady kitchen in the finished renovation.

Kitchen, Before

The original kitchen at 11222 Dilling Street — the Brady Bunch house was actually demolished to make way for the creation of Mike Brady's den and part of the living space. The new kitchen was created as part of a 2000-square-foot addition to the original house.

The Brady Kitchen, After

The newly re-created Brady kitchen, adjacent to the main living room and family room, is a visual replica of the kitchen set seen in The Brady Bunch, but is a fully functioning kitchen.

The Brady Kitchen, After

The kitchen remains fastidiously true to the familiar Brady-kitchen color palette of avocado and orange. "Wow, that's a lot of orange laminate," said Eve Plumb when the finished kitchen was revealed. "It's really orange!"

The Brady Kitchen, After

Designer and Brady-build team member Steve Ford initially had reservations about trying to create a period-accurate replica of the Brady kitchen. "It's gonna be tough to source stuff," he said, "that hasn't been made for forty or fifty years."

The Brady Kitchen, After

The team was able to locate period-correct appliances such as the '70s-era double oven in brushed metal finish.

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, After

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

Carol and Mike Brady's mugs

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, Detail

The Brady Kitchen, After

Everything is iconic in every room, so we did our best to match everything perfectly.
—Steve Ford

The Brady Kitchen, After

The Brady Family Room, After

The family room was another space that, in the re-creation of the Brady floor plan, was built in the addition to the rear of the original house.

The Brady Family Room, After

The family room boasts the identical wood paneling, daybeds with plaid covers and gold upholstered chairs as seen in the original series.

The Brady Family Room, After

As Brady Bunch fans will recall, the family room was the scene of many parental lectures the Brady kids received from Mike and Carol. Typically the three boys would sit on one couch, and the three girls on the other.

The Brady Family Room, After

"I see this room, and I am thinking of all the Bradys' problems that were solved in this room," said Maureen McCormick. "It's amazing," added Susan Olsen, "especially the artwork and the detail."

The Brady Family Room, After

The two lower framed art pieces above the sofa on the right are original paintings by Eve Plumb made to closely resemble the street-scene paintings that were in the matching location on the Brady set.

The Brady Family Room, After

The Brady Family Room, Detail

The Brady Family Room, Detail

The Brady Family Room, Detail

The Brady Family Room, Detail

Not a Reproduction

The green upholstered chair to the right of the stereo console not only true vintage, but is from Paramount Studios and is one of two items that are almost certainly original to the Brady Bunch TV set.

The Brady Family Room, Detail

The Brady Family Room, Detail

The Brady Family Room, Detail

The Brady Family Room, After

The Brady Family Room, After

The Brady Family Room, After

Brady Backyard, After

Among the key elements in the re-created backyard — as Brady fans as well as the cast members can readily attest are Tiger's doghouse and the unapologetically artificial grass turf.

Backyard, Before

Backyard, After

The 2000-square-foot addition at the rear of the house, which enabled the expanded footprint for the replica kitchen and family room, reduced the size of the home's original backyard somewhat. "So we just kind of crunched everything in," said Mina who worked with her mom Karen on the backyard project. "But I think we got the important pieces."

Backyard, Before

Backyard, After

The backyard swing set as actually an original prop — not from the original TV series, but from later feature film, The Brady Bunch Movie. Mina and Karen were able to get the oritinal set piece from Paramount Studios and restore it to look like the one seen in the TV series.

Backyard, Before

Backyard, After

"That looks like it could be the original teeter-totter," said Mike Lookinland.

Brady Backyard, Detail

The backyard has the essence of everything ... It's "Quantum Brady".
—Susan Olsen, aka Cindy Brady

Brady Backyard, Detail

Brady Backyard, Detail

Brady Backyard, Detail

Product Testing

With the backyard transformation complete, Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan find the replica teeter-totter too compelling to resist.

Careful of the Nose!

Undeterred by an unfortunate Brady incident that happened long ago, Maureen McCormick and Lara Spencer get in a bit of football practice in the newly transformed backyard.

Team Brady

Brady cast members (L to R) Eve Plumb, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Barry Williams, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen experience a moment of deja vu in the newly re-created backyard set faithfully replicated in the real backyard at the Brady Bunch house.

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