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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2021 Uxbridge Studio Tour Weekend Is Almost Here!

Well, we may be masked and sanitized but we're back to hosting a live 'open doors' studio tour this year! For 2021 our home/studio will also be hosting 3 amazing guest artists - Jewelry Designer Jeannine Rosenberg, Aboriginal Fine Artist Donald Chrétien, and Ceramic Artist Ann Cummings. We hope you'll be joining us Sept 18 -19!!


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

We hope to see you this September!

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