Are you looking for affordable power tools for your house projects? Summer has unofficially started, and Father’s Day is right around the corner.

Here are some top home project ideas for 2012. No matter what project you choose, The Money Vault Pawn Shop in Cincinnati, Ohio has the affordable power tools you need.

1. Install a tile backsplash in the kitchen

Use small glazed ceramic tiles to make a backsplash above the counter. To create visual interest, try using different sizes of tile, or use tiles with designs. Also, consider making the border a different color or shade than the rest of the tiles. Tile backsplashes are durable, easy to clean, and look great.

2. Lay a patio in the backyard

Use flagstone, brick, or cement to lay a patio in the backyard. Consider where water will flow during a rainstorm, and provide sufficient irrigation. If you are building a flagstone patio, buy gravel to lay the initial bed and sand to lay a top bed and fill in the gaps.

3. Construct a built-in bookcase

Do away with your IKEA bookshelf and build a custom, sturdy built-in bookcase. A built-in bookcase adds character and interest to a room. Consider placing built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace, around a window, or under a stairway. Select a good quality, solid hardwood to ensure the shelves will last and hold up under pressure.

All these projects will require affordable power tools. Our stores have a diverse inventory of power tools, including cordless drills, hammer drills, circular saws, miter saws, soldering irons, and other powertools. We carry Dewalt, Makita, Bosch, Hitachi, and other trusted brands.

And don’t forget about Dad. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17 this year. Visit us to find the perfect gift. We’re featuring a variety of items Dad would love.