The ‘Brady Bunch’ House Renovation Has Begun! 8 Groovy Elements We’d Love to See

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If you’re like the rest of us who grew up watching “The Brady Bunch,” you were psyched when news broke this summer about HGTV’s purchase of the suburban ranch home that served as the sitcom’s backdrop, and the network’s plans for a modern renovation inspired by ’70s decor. And recent developments are spurring excitement in the whole project again.

The previously announced series chronicling the “Brady Bunch” house‘s renovation now has a working title, “A Very Brady Renovation.” And last Thursday, Brady siblings Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Susan Olsen (Cindy) met up at the house in North Hollywood, CA, to kick off filming.

The six cast members were also joined by some familiar faces from the HGTV stable, including Jonathan and Drew Scott of “Property Brothers” and Lara Spencer of “Flea Market Flip.” They’ll be working on reimagining the house’s design.

The series is slated to premiere in September 2019, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the show. It will also feature cameos by additional celebrity guests. One person we can all but guarantee will stop by is Lance Bass, the former ‘N Sync member who almost bought the “Brady Bunch” house, but was outbid by HGTV.

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HGTV is staying mum on what its designers plan to do with the house, but here are some elements we hope will be included as they reimagine the “Brady Bunch” house for the 21st century.


The orange counters and table

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Orange countertops

Photo by Webber + Studio, Architects The Brady kitchen, with its orange countertops and backsplash, is one of the most memorable rooms in the house. While an all-orange kitchen might be a little too on the nose, an updated version of the countertop in a punchy orange shade feels like the perfect tribute that’s also on trend.

Avocado green refrigerator

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The Brady kitchen featured a classic green refrigerator.

Big Chill

Remember the brightly colored kitchen appliances of the ’70s? There was harvest gold, chocolate brown, sunset orange, and the ultimate ’70s shade: avocado green. The Brady family had an avocado green fridge, and we will settle for nothing less. Bring back the green machine, HGTV! Deliver us from the sterile, stainless-steel minimalism of the 21st century.

Family room

Wood paneling

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Wood paneling

Photo by jodi foster design + planning

Enough with the white shiplap! Bring on wood paneling like the stuff found in the Brady family room. While wood paneling fell out of fashion for a handful of decades, it’s back in a big way and it’s anything but tacky. Eco-friendly options made of reclaimed wood would add a richness to the “Brady Bunch” house that would also tie in perfectly with the ’70s vibe of the home.


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Imagine an entire room decked out in this groovy wallpaper.

Graham & Brown

Groovy wallpaper is as authentically ’70s as bell-bottom trousers, macrame wall art, and mood rings. Today, it’s becoming popular again with modern patterns and easy-to-apply adhesives. So we’re eager to see what fresh take the designers will have on bold vintage wallpaper.

Shag rug

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A shag rug would be a fitting addition to the “Brady Bunch” house.

West Elm

We’re feeling all the feels for shag area rugs. Why? Updated shag rugs look wispier and more natural and have shed its earlier polyester-era tackiness.

The lush texture offers a nice contrast to the clean, lean lines of the mod furniture that’ll no doubt make an appearance in the home.

Living room

The Brady bunch on the stairs

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Floating staircase

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No “Brady Bunch” house reboot will be complete without the iconic floating staircase in the living room that Marcia, Greg, Cindy, Bobby, Peter, and Jan ran up and down. We expect to see some sort of staircase anchoring the downstairs area, and a floating option—maybe updated with a richer color of wood—makes the most sense.


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We imagine the “Brady Bunch” house will be bursting with houseplants.


Houseplants are at the vanguard of millennial cool, but today’s #urbanjungle is just an update of the ’70s fad of bringing the outdoors inside. The new Brady house must be packed with potted foliage, with bonus points for pothos plants in macrame hangers.

Egg chair

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An egg chair is one of the grooviest decor pieces around.

Rove Concepts

A groovy statement chair will give the Brady living room an authentic ’70s vibe, but we’d like to see it covered in waxy brown leather for a sophisticated update on a classic piece of furniture.

The original egg chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, and its curvaceous shape made it a staple in midcentury modern design.

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