Delta H2Okinetic® In2ition® Shower Review

by | Apr 22, 2020 | All Things Home, Bathrooms, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers | 19 comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Delta.  As always all words and opinions are honest and my own.

Last summer, I gave the boy’s bathroom a refresh.  It wasn’t a total overhaul, but simple, inexpensive changes that made a huge difference!  While I would love to do a custom-built tile surround, install a deeper tub, and a few other things, that isn’t where we want to put our decorating dollars.  Given that my middle school boys don’t really care about the state of their bathroom, I wanted to make high-impact changes that we could do ourselves.

As a reminder, here is how the bathroom looked before…

And here is how it looks now…

…on a good day!

We already changed out the crusted builder-grade fixtures with Delta Cassidy™ Bath
Faucets and they might be my favorite part of the room.  I always admire the soft curves and cross handle accents when I clean their sinks.

Since I posted the room makeover this summer, we replaced the toilet and, more recently, changed out the tub fixtures and added a Delta H2Okinetic ® In2ition ® 5-Setting Two-in-One Shower to add a sense of luxury without having to do any major plumbing work.

Here is how the tub fixtures looked before we replaced them…

Oh my gosh, what a difference, right?!?

We replaced the tub spout with the Dryden™ Tub Spout (with Diverter) and the Ashlyn ® Monitor ® Series Tub Trim.   I like how they feel substantial and a bit more masculine with the angular lines.  We decided to have these professionally installed to correct the plumbing mistake made when this house was built.  Every single faucet in this house, with the exception of the kitchen and laundry room, was installed backwards.  Meaning the handles of the faucets don’t turn the right way.  And, in all of the showers, the hot is cold and the cold is hot.  We’ve gotten used to it as we’ve lived in the house, but I always felt like it was dangerous (a scald hazard) in a kid’s bathroom.  So, while we were switching to new faucets from Delta, it was a good time to take care of that.

It wasn’t very expensive, because it was a pretty quick and easy job for people who knew what they were doing.  One of the plumbers mentioned that we were installing a nice upgrade with the hardware swap.  Delta brand fixtures are what they prefer to use and install.  It’s always nice to hear that sort of thing from a pro.

The H2Okinetic® In2ition® Shower Head didn’t need professional installation.  I was able to unscrew the old one and install this one in about 10 minutes.   It was super simple and is so much better than what we had.  After installing it, I took the time to clean up the old escutcheon that had paint all over it and was dull and dirty.  I had no idea it would clean up so well!  It looks brand new, too.

The H2Okinetic® In2ition® Shower  has all sorts of options and upgrades.  I’ve never had a fancier shower head and I’m tempted to “borrow” it from the boy’s bathroom to install in ours!

Here are some of the features…

  • It has five settings – full body, fast massage, full spray with massage, slow massage, and pause.
  • The pause feature is so you can reduce water to a trickle to conserve water.  This is handy when you’re soaping up, shaving, etc.
  • The rubber spray holes make it easy to clean build-up just with the touch of a finger.
  • The diverter lever can be adjusted to three different options – shower head & hand shower, shower head only, and hand shower only.
  • H2Okinetic® PowerDrench ® Spray sculpts water into a unique wave pattern, forming a powerful drench spray.  It makes you feel like there is more water coming out than there is!

One lever and the “pause button” are located on the front of the shower and the diverter lever is on back, right of the shower.

I know my boys will appreciate it as they get older.  They already do appreciate that everything works correctly and isn’t crusted with hard water build-up, so the water flows freely.  (We installed a water softener a couple of years ago to protect our faucets and appliances.)

And, since what I do mostly in this bathroom is clean it, I really appreciate having a quality hand shower with a 60″ hose. Those extra inches make a big difference.  I can give the tub a good scrub and easily rinse it out every corner of it.  If the boys were still little, it would be helpful to rinse their hair, etc.

Is cleaning a tub a balancing act for anyone else?

Do you spot the curious kitty?  She loves “watching” water.  Toilets flushing, showers, faucets…just about any time water is running, she’s there to check it out!

I love that the boy’s bathroom feels like a fresh, new space thanks to simple, strategic changes, like the new Delta fixtures that were a huge part of upgrading the room’s look and functionality.


  1. Kimberly Carnegie Bruhn

    I’m probably not paying attention but is there another light fixture above the mirror and the right-hand sink? Also, did you sew the shower curtain? It’s really nice…I made curtains out of similar fabric for my boys’ shared room when they were younger…the youngest is now 22 and 6’6″….at home finishing his university program on-line. Such a mixed up time we are in…

    • Marian Parsons

      Yes, there is a light fixture over each sink.

      And yes, I sewed the shower curtain! I love that fabric and already had it in my stash.

  2. Mona

    I tried to order the faucets with the cross handles and could not find the cross handles. do you happen to have the link? Also the faucet for the tub is listed as plastic And the records were very poor. Did you happen to buy a stainless steele one instead? Doy you have that link also?

    Bathroom looks great!! Thanks!!

    • Marian Parsons

      The tub spout is definitely not plastic! I got the chrome one and it feels very high quality and works well, so I’m not sure if they changed it or if that’s referring to a different model. Also, I tested the link for the Cassidy faucet and that is to the one with the crossed handles. I hope that helps!

  3. Charlotte

    I work at Home Depot and I was looking at the handlesets and I saw the one you installed and was wondering how they worked, installed, if it was easy to use… we’re replacing our tub/faucet handles and spout as they’re broken and I think I know which one I want! Thank you for sharing! Everything looks so good!

  4. Candice Hope

    I may have missed it in a previous post but what is the paint color you used?

    • Marian Parsons

      It is Stonington Gray mixed at 50% strength.

  5. MaryLisa

    Very nice! Asking the pros is always a good idea. They know what works and installs properly over the long haul. I love the beach decor! Your boys have a nice spot.

  6. Mary

    I installed this same system last year after I tore out the shower/tub surround and installed subway tile for my shower re-do . I love this system ! It was easy to install and everyone now in the family wants to use my shower . You will so enjoy it .

    • Marian Parsons

      It is really nice!

  7. Alissa Doral

    Everything looks great! Can you tell me where you purchased the shower curtain from? Alissa

    • Lisa P

      Marian MADE that great-looking shower curtain! It adds a lot of personality to the room, doesn’t it 🙂

  8. Sharon

    Well, being that I am 79, I purchased one of those battery powered bathroom cleaner which has a long arm. It has several different heads and I no longer have to do what you do to clean our shower. We have a rental house and I guess the guy never cleaned the shower and this little cleaner was so great! Anyway everything you did is so nice and love those faucets. I have been thinking about changing out our shower head and yours look so good. Blessings and be safe!

  9. Kristine

    The bathroom has such a nice feel and, of course, I also love that buffalo check shower curtain. I should be the captain of Team Buffalo Check. And that coastal style is exceptionally well done and very appropriate for you boys! I noticed the footstool and remember that you used (and liked) footstools in your Pennsylvania house!

  10. Suzette

    Marion, Could you tell more about the water softener sometime? Our water has so much sodium in it and it ruins my faucets.
    I need to replace all of mine at this time, but would like to fix the harsh water problem first.
    Thanks! Everything looks so nice in the boys bathroom! And you are right most could careless.
    I raised two, also!!😊

    • Marian Parsons

      Sure thing! We had it installed by our plumbing/hvac company that comes a couple of times each year to check on our systems. When we first moved in, the fridge, dishwasher, hot water heater and most of the faucets had been ruined by the hard water, so we had them install a softener when they replaced the hot water heater. We fill it with salt every few months and they check on it when they check our other systems. I would suggest inquiring with a similar company in your area. Oh, and it wasn’t very expensive. I think a few hundred dollars, but it’s worth it to save the appliances and faucets!

  11. Darlene

    All your replacement fixtures look wonderful! Crazy how a minor
    change can make a major (quality) difference to a room.
    We have always had custom tile installed in our bath rooms and true
    They are eye candy until cleaning…brush in hand and the balancing
    act is getting old but, to be honest, it’s just me getting old?

  12. Cherylan

    Thanks so much for this post! ! am going for the shower head/spray combo in our Ma Ba shower! I have just purchased an OX shower brush with extension handle in the battle to keep the shower clean! I am not the girl for crawling on the shower floor to scrub. This dual purpose head would be the cleaning boost we also need. it is so attractive! something similar for the guest bath maybe down the road. a very useful cooperative effort with a sponsor!

  13. Cherylan

    I previously replied a like for the shower head. Now I have another bathroom question. We need a little MMS support and tutorial to put up trim over our mounted plate mirrors with straight edges, like yours. We have the little clear plastic clips at the top and the bottom which we will have to “build over” all around.
    Where you have a countertop backsplash we have a line of tile. I have thought thru most of the transitions and parts but a little MMS leadership might get us over the hump.


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