When Katia Zaiontchkovsky moved into an older family home in Snug Harbour last fall, she felt the space was ideal for her growing family.

But the lawyer-turned-designer knew the six-bedroom home was also ready for a remake.
“The thing that bothered me the most in the house was the kitchen,” she says. “It had a very basic ’70s look. I just hated the countertops, and the backsplash.”

A chance encounter with artist Carlos V. Garcia during a drive to East End spurred an idea – transform the countertops through original artwork.

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