Accessibility renovations

Accessibility Renovations / Visitability / Ageing-in-place Renovations

Accessibility renovations can include simple changes around your home such as swapping out door hardware and taps to a full re-design with widening interior doors, converting an existing room to a bedroom or larger bathroom and adding ramps at the entrances. At Clarke Construction Projects, we understand the accessibility challenges that some homeowners are faced with. Our experts can guide homeowners in choosing cost-effective adaptations to address their unique accessibility needs.

Accessibility Renovations Focus on Safety, Comfort, and Ease of Use

While focusing on safety, comfort, and ease of use, we guide each client through the renovation process to convert their home into a ‘universal design’ that meets each customer’s needs while also improving the resale value of the property.

Common Accessibility Renovations and Ageing-In-Place Renovations Include:

  • Roll-in or low threshold showers
  • Comfort height toilets
  • Roll-under vanities
  • Grab bars, toilets, taps and other accessible accessories
  • Upgrade fixtures for ease of use (taps, door handles, etc.)
  • Lowering sinks and countertops
  • Installing a non-slip finish on floors and shower
  • Barrier free bathrooms
  • Steam showers and therapeutic showers
  • motion-sensor sink taps, and vanity cabinetry
  • Roll-under sinks & cooktops
  • Lowered or raised cabinetry and/or pull-out storage
  • Custom accessible cabinet design
  • Upgrade fixtures for ease of use (taps, door handles, etc.)
  • Motion-sensor sink taps, and kitchen cabinetry
Hallways, Stairs & Lighting
  • Motion-activated lighting
  • Light switches and electrical outlets Placed in accessible locations
  • Additional light fixtures throughout the home and exterior entrances
  • Handrails in corridors
  • Stair/wheelchair lifts and elevators
Decks, Entrances, Doorways
  • Threshold decks and ramps or ground grading to eliminate outdoor steps
  • Widening entryways and interior doorways
  • Barn style doors, pocket doors
  • Automatic lighting or door openers
  • Convert an existing room for a main floor bedroom and/or bathroom extension
  • Building an addition
  • We work with engineers, licensed designers, and city inspectors to make sure the structural integrity of every project is of the highest concern

Residential Tax Credits & Grants Available for Ageing-In-Place and Accessibility Renovations

The Veteran’s Independence Program for Vets, their caregivers, and/or their survivors offers to fund accessibility renovations up to $6,597.00

For more details or click here to visit their website


Home Enhancement Loan Program (HELP)

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will provide a one-time forgivable loan of up to $18,000 in Southern MB and $25,000 north of the 53rd parallel (including taxes) to provide for emergency home repairs and renovations to improve, adapt, and maintain existing housing stock.  

Eligible expenditures can include:

  • Emergency home repairs
  • Home repairs and renovations
  • Upgrades for accessibility
  • Senior’s upgrades for accessibility
  • Adapt unit to suit household composition
  • Electrical, sewer and water infrastructure, water and sewer testing

Click here for more information

Coming Spring 2022!

The Manitoba Accessibility Fund is investing more than $21 million to increase accessibility and enhance the quality of life for Manitobans with disabilities.

Stay tuned for further details, including by subscribing to Accessibility News.

Click to View the Manitoba government News Release

Home Accessibility Tax Credit (HATC)

You can claim a 15% tax rebate on up to $10,000.00 in renovations. You can also claim the same renovation costs as a medical expense.

For more details visit the CRA website

If you have experienced a workplace permanent physical injury, you may be eligible to receive a lump-sum payment to make your home more accessible.

Learn more at the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba website

If you are injured in a collision and require accessibility renovations to your home so that you can manage your daily needs independently, you may qualify under MPI’s Personal Injury Protection Plan. To learn more click here

Business Grants Available for Accessibility Renovations

The EAF provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. EAF aims to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to:

There is now an easier way to apply for Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) funding. The change will benefit those applying for the following construction activities:

  • ramps
  • accessible doors
  • accessible washrooms
  • accessible lifts
  • elevators
  • pool lifts

Click here for more information

If you are a Metis business owner, there are loans available for renovations to your business through the Louis Riel Capital Corporation. To learn more about the business loans available click here

Examples of Accessibility Renovations

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