'Fuller House' Set Changes From 'Full House' Bring The Tanner Home Into 2016
Thanks to Netflix's Fuller House, the spirit of the original series Full House has continued to endure thanks to the return of the first show's catchphrases, characters, and house. Yes, even with so much time having passed, the comedy series returns to the good ol' Tanner family home. But there have been plenty of Fuller House set changes from Full House that are giving an upgrade to the beloved San Francisco abode for 2016. According to Entertainment Weekly, show creator and exec producer Jeff Franklin basically wanted the '90s sitcom home recreated, but production designer Jerry Dunn discovered that the original Full House set drawings were lost.
Instead, Dunn told EW he had to marathon more than 100 hours of the original ABC series to get a sense of what Franklin wanted: A replica of the original house, but with modern touches. Luckily, the Full House living room furniture — including that iconic blue checkered couch — had been in storage since 1995 and was brought back for Fuller House, because the items were still in good condition, EWreported. "If you're really looking closely, there are a few things about the house that are different," Franklin told People . "Essentially it's the same house. It was so fun to see the cast walk onto that stage for the first time. There were tears all over the place. It was like everybody was home again."
Check out some of the similarities and differences between the Full House and Fuller House sets below.
Full House: Kitchen
There's something so comforting about the Tanners' beautiful wood paneled kitchen. The original kitchen had plenty of counter space, a big enough table for the whole fam, and a back door, where Kimmy would barge in from.
Fuller House: Kitchen
The modern kitchen is still all about the wood, but the table is much bigger and the counter space seems more plentiful. The back window, though, looks smaller than the original. Perhaps it's the way things are arranged, but it seems like the new kitchen is way bigger.
Full House: Living Room
The Full House living room has so many iconic things: That couch. That bannister and those stairs. And as you can see in this scene, that old school TV.
Fuller House: Living Room
I think of all the recreated sets, Fuller House gets the living room the most accurate and hasn't changed as much. There's definitely no old TV set, though. Having some of the original furniture definitely helps it keep the same feel as the original, and the show even addresses Danny Tanner's love for the long-time couch in an episode.
Full House: The Basement
The Tanner basement took many forms during the course of Full House. At the beginning of the series, it was a garage, and then Joey's bachelor pad. Later on, it became a recording studio (above).
Fuller House: The Basement
And in Fuller House, the studio is completely unrecognizable as Stephanie's new room and bachelorette pad. It looks more like Joey's old room, but the Stephanie version. Perhaps some of the old recording stuff is still there, which I don't think Steph would mind, since she's a musician and DJ herself.
Full House: Michelle And DJ's Room
This room started out as Michelle's, but later on in the series, she moved in with Stephanie and DJ took over this room for herself, turning it into one of the coolest teen bedrooms of all time. I always wished I had a room like DJ's, filled with purple and posters. But during my childhood, I also really wished I had Michelle's awesome pencil bed.
Fuller House: Tommy's Room
In 2016, the room belongs to baby Tommy, but it keeps some nods to Michelle's original room. No, I'm not talking about the crib, but the pencil-themed furniture. Check out the pencil shelves and lamp in the background. In the second episode, Max also has a pencil bed in here, which he then moves into Jackson's room.
Full House and Fuller House have some big differences, but it's good to see that the new show keeps some of the original's most memorable components.
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