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Where the Money Went: Carl Balton’s Mar Vista Remodel

Carl Balton

Here’s where the money went for Carl Balton’s Mar Vista remodel, featured in a previous post:

Electrician: $1,060

Plumber: $550 (plus one snake aquarium)

Wood floor refinishing: $1,300

Trash hauling: $270

Friends’ labor: $3,734

Bathroom fixtures, vanity: $2,000

Tile and countertop: $1,260

Tile setter: $660

Bathroom counter: $800

Shower curtain and track: $295

Bathroom materials: $703

French door: $1,605

Interior paint, moldings: $1,754

Fireplace repair: $1,600

Lighting: $767

Exterior paint: $812

Landscaping: $2,656

Ironwork, cabinetry : $614

Construction materials: $2,680

Total: $25,120


1 Comment on Where the Money Went: Carl Balton’s Mar Vista Remodel

  1. Interested // August 2, 2007 at 7:13 pm // Reply

    Since you’re an accountant, I thought I’d ask: Can you write off your friend’s labor on your house? What if you were fixing up a rental?

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