Outdoor Living Services

Rick Newton is the guru of Outdoor Living, Swimming Pools, and Therapy Spa development & design.

It’s not just about the money you’ll save on your Outdoor Living development with Rick Newton Designs. It’s about being able to achieve perfect results that meet or exceed your expectations. Trying to micro-manage multiple contractors is a full-time job – A job that if you’re not experienced in doing could potentially cost you thousands of dollars. With Rick Newton Designs you know you’re getting the best service, at the best rate, at the most efficient speed. It doesn’t matter if you’re building a custom swimming pool or a custom spa, or working on another outdoor living project; having Rick Newton to guide your project is essential to smooth and stress-free developing.

Vanishing Edge Pools

Also known as infinity-, disappearing-, zero-, or negative-edge pools, vanishing edge pools are staples for photo shoots and luxury resorts.

Commercial Pools

From apartment complexes, to hotels, to municipal pools, to health clubs, commercial pools come in all shapes, sizes, and depths both indoor and outdoor.

Custom Design Pools

The options are limitless when it comes to custom designing a pool. Aesthetic enhancements such as waterfalls, fountain bubblers, laminar jets and more.

Residential Pools

Residential pools can be built both above and in-ground in many shapes and sizes. In-ground pools are the most popular pools in the United States.

Pools & Spa Renovations

Options including surface renovations, adding water features, adding lighting features or even upgrading certain aspects to promote energy efficiency.


Water slides offer endless fun and provide a water park feel in your own backyard. They are offered in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and types.

Outdoor Kitchens

If you like spending time outdoors cooking, eating or entertaining guests you may want to consider on outdoor kitchen in your project. Your kitchen can be basic with just a grill or you can go all out and include hot plate, warming drawers, draft hood, under counter refrigerator, ice maker, sink and faucet, as well as cabinets and counters. The possibilities are endless and it is up to you to decide what you want.

Outdoor Bathrooms

Having an outdoor bathroom is a good idea especially if you do not want wet feet tracking through your house. The outdoor bathroom also allows a place for changing in and out of swim suits, a place for a shower as well as towel storage. This amenity is a must for a lot of projects.

Irrigation & Landscaping

Any time you develop an outdoor living area whether it be large or small, there most often is a need to re-landscape. You may want to hide certain view lines and block wind lines, and may need to add plantings, trees, grass, and irrigation to achieve the look and feel you want with your new outdoor living area.

Outdoor Lighting & Outdoor Sound

Have you been wanting to de-stress, unwind and pamper
your body with a relaxing spa session, but don’t have the
time and chance to do so? Why not have your own spa at
home with the help of renowned outdoor living developer
Rick Newton? With his custom-designed therapy spas,
you can treat your body (and mind) to rejuvenating spa
sessions in the comfort of your own home any time you

Fire Pits

Having an outdoor bathroom is a good idea especially if
you have a backyard pool. But what if you don’t? Well, it
may seem like an unusual and impractical idea at first, but
so long as you have that extra space in your backyard,
you can experience the benefits of having an outdoor
bathroom. Not only that it is practical, it is also relaxing
and fun. Rick Newton, Wenatchee’s leading
backyard and outdoor living developer, has brilliant ideas
and designs so you can have that spa-like outdoor
bathroom at home.


Another good structure that homeowners can have in their
backyard or outdoor living space is a trellis. This
framework of open lattice or light wood or metal crossed
over each other is especially used as a support for
climbing plants or fruit trees. But aside from that, a trellis
can also function as a garden room partition, a screen or
frame to keep one’s privacy, and a lovely outdoor decor.
There are tons of trellis ideas available. Whichever you
choose, it will most likely upgrade the appeal of your
house, especially your garden or backyard.

Swimming Pools – Therapy Spas – Water Features

Swimming pools, therapy spas, or water features are a great addition to an outdoor living area as they add ambiance to the area as well as a way for entertaining, exercising, and relaxing. You can opt for a natural, contemporary, or a traditional design. You can add an auto cover system over your pool or spa to retain heat and extend your season. You can add chemical automation and control your entire system via the internet and your cell phone to simplify maintenance. Rick Newton vision & design can provide you a custom watershape design that  fits your location, belends with your existing architecture and surrounding landscape, and will meet all your needs and expectations.

Custom Decking

Decking, whether it be made of concrete, pavers, stone, tile, or wood provides a surface for walking, outdoor furniture, lounging, and entertaining and is an essential part of any outdoor living space.

Water Features

Are you thinking of ways to add beauty and attract wildlife
to your backyard or garden? Adding water features is an
excellent idea. You can go for a fountain, a pool, a pond, a
stream or perhaps cascades or waterfalls. It can be
whimsical, elegant, or simple yet attractive…whatever suits
your taste. But one thing’s definite, a water feature can
turn your garden or backyard into an oasis.


By definition, a cabana is a small cabin or hut used as
shelter from the sun, a bathhouse, or a dressing room at
a beach or by the swimming pool. This recreational
structure comes in different styles, themes, sizes, shapes,
etc. If you want to build a cabana, but don’t quite know
how to do it, then you can heed the expertise of outdoor
living developer and designer Rick Newton. Whatever your
needs and wants are, he can custom-build a cabana for
you so your outdoor/swimming experience will be more
fun and your pool area, finally complete.

Outdoor Sound Systems

Installing outdoor sound systems is a great way to amplify
the quality of any backyard or outdoor living space. You
can invest in a portable or wireless speaker set, a pool
radio, a loudspeaker PA system, etc. Nowadays, there’s a
wide array of models and styles available – from the
simplest and most affordable to the most sophisticated
and expensive. For sure, there’s a sound system that’s
perfect for your deck, patio, pool area or backyard so you
can keep the music playing and the entertainment going
for as long as you wish.

Fire Pits

Fire pits are an excellent addition to any backyard or
outdoor living space. There are several types of fire pits
and fire features that suit different people’s needs and
preferences – from the classic pits using wood or gas to
decorative urns to the more modern gas fire table and
table top fire pits. Take your pick and let your custom-built
fire pit enhances the ambiance in your backyard or deck
and brings family and friends closer together.

Other Outdoor Living projects that Rick Newton Designs can take charge of the development process to save you time, money, and headaches.

  • Swimming Pools
  • Therapy Spa
  • Water Features
  • Cabana
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Outdoor Bathroom
  • Pergola
  • Trellis
  • Firepits
  • Retaining Walls
  • Fencing
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Outdoor Entertainment
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Retaining Walls
  • encing
  • Drainage Systems
  • Irrigation
  • Landscaping