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Pearl Bay Corporation, Serving Santa Barbara Since 1978, and Rainbow International of Santa Barbara together form Pearl Bay Rainbow: Custom Turnkey Design Build Builder, Remodeler, Historical Preservationist, and 24/7 Building Damage Restoration Service.

Senior and ADA Accessibility Remodeling Can Qualify as Deductible Medical Expenses.

Certain medically necessary improvements to accommodate a home to disabled person's condition can be deducted in full as medical expenses. Reasonable costs can be deducted for many accessible design home improvements that accommodate a disability; your own disability, your spouse's or dependents' who lives with you, or in some cases even your renter's disability.

For further deduction information see http://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/ar02.html#en_US_2014_publink1000178902


Deductible improvements commonly include:

  • Grading grounds to improve access.
  • Constructing entry ramps.
  • Modifying entry areas and doorways.
  • Widening hallways and interior doorways.
  • Modifying doorknobs and peepholes.
  • Installing handrails and support bars.
  • Accessible bathrooms, assisted bathing tubs, roll-in Showers.
  • Modifying kitchen cabinets, counters, sinks, and stoves.
  • Moving light switches, electrical outlets, and other fixtures.
  • Fire alarms, smoke detectors, and other safety systems.
  • Modifying stairways, installing stair-lifts and chair-lifts.

Need additional help paying for home modifications to make your home accessible? See: https://www.disability.gov/disability-can-get-help-modifying-home-make-accessible/

Call 805-966-1480 for an accessible design remodeling consultation now.


For highly aesthetic accessible design options from Santa Barbara Home Remodeling Contractor Pearl Bay, call for a no-cost initial consultation to investigate options for attaining your accessibility goals.

We will guide you to the right design solutions for your remodeling needs. We will get things done how you want and need them to be, whatever limits you need help overcoming, whatever the complexity of your project.


Pearl Bay Corporation, Serving Santa Barbara Since 1978, and Rainbow International of Santa Barbara together form Pearl Bay Rainbow: Custom Turnkey Design Build Builder, Remodeler, Historical Preservationist, and 24/7 Building Damage Restoration Service.

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