Expanding on her popular online home hacks, Laura will teach you how to handle the problems we all encounter in our homes.
The ultimate She-IY and interiors guide to help unlock your inner Gaff Goddess.
‘(Gaff Goddess) should be taught in schools. It’s genuinely, hands-on empowering! After four paragraphs I am fully convinced I could build my own house and go on Grand Designs!’ – Marian Keyes
Laura de Barra is quite simply a Gaff Goddess. Expanding on her popular online home hacks, Laura will teach you how to handle the problems we all encounter in our homes.
Straight-talking and hilarious and packed with Laura’s stunning illustrations, her step-by-step guides will prepare you to handle the most common household emergencies with style. From dripping taps to hanging a frame, how best to look after your white goods, how to treat moths, mould and everything in between, and with invaluable design ideas to improve the living spaces in your home, this book is for everyone who has ever wanted to tackle a bit of She-IY without really knowing how.
Ingenious and sure to be an instant household must-have, Gaff Goddess will empower you to make those repairs and rediscover your space saving you time, money and stress in the process.
An absolute bible for making your home your own and keeping it that way, Emer McLysaght
Incredibly useful and massively empowering, Gaff Goddess will make you feel in full control of your home life. I wish I’d found Laura de Barra twenty years ago!, Louise McSharry
There is nothing this woman can’t tell you about maximising small spaces, silicone-sealing a bathroom, cleaning the parts of your home you quite possibly never even considered going at before, and tackling all DIY matters yourself, Sunday Independent
It’s absolutely epic — Doireann Garrihy
This book is a must for any strong, independent women who don’t need no man in the gaff!, STELLAR
Gathered here is the Cork-born Londoner’s fund of home improvement tips and hacks along with a slick visual look by the sometimes-illustrator’s own hand, Irish Independent
The thinking woman’s Instagram go-to for essential tips on all sorts of useful home advice, Laura De Barra’s taught us more than we ever knew we needed to know about how to properly clean a dishwasher filter, fix a faulty window lock and get stubborn marks off bathroom tiles. Hint: they’ll come off. They always come off., Houseandhome.ie
Who knew that watching someone descale a dishwasher could be compelling viewing?, Image
About the Author
Laura de Barra is a Cork-born property portfolio developer and illustrator working in the competitive London rental market. She is a regular guest on RTE’s Today with Maura and Dáithí, and also has a regular home-hack column with thejournal.ie. Her Instagram account @lauradebarra is a gold mine of clever repair, décor and She-IY inspiration, and her joyful passion for her work will inspire even the most hesitant tenant or homeowner to discover they really can do it for themselves.