Warming Up an Old Fireplace

Warming Up an Old Fireplace

In January 2014 Beauty and Function came together to solve a chilly problem in our Uxbridge Ontario Wilkins Design Home Gallery. 

Victorian fireplaces look beautiful. They add character to a room but, (as anyone with an unused Victorian fireplace will tell you), they can suck the heat out of a room as quickly as a central heating system can add it. 

Our very own chilly dining room led to a search for a beautiful and practical solution to our heat loss problem. The furnace does a terrific job of heating the house so a gas insert was unnecessary. Something a little different was called for. 

 2014 Fireplace Insert 

I couldn't be happier with the solution that Michael created! This is our beautiful custom-made & fitted steel insert. The design gives our Victorian fireplace a modern edge while it seals our heat in and the cold out.

Thanks Michael for your creativity and skill.

I Love You,

Lesley Wilkins 

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2022 Uxbridge Studio Tour Is Here!

We are thrilled to be taking part once again in the Uxbridge Studio Tour, and what a lineup of guest artists we have! Visit us Sept 17 -18 to see the spectacular leather work of Chandra Cutter, one-of-a-kind jewellery from Kim Price, and outstanding aboriginal fine art from Donald Chrétien - as well as our latest salvaged material pieces!!


Mike Wilkins, studio site 11 of the Uxbridge Studio Tour will be welcoming guests Sept 18 & 19 2012

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