WYB: Close Coupled Toilets Under £150

By Alan

13th Oct 2016

3 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

What's Your Budget? WYB takes a look at some of the best close coupled toilets under £150

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Close Coupled Toilets Under £150

Toilets… not exactly the most sensational item to talk about I’d agree but getting the wrong loo for your bathroom or cloakroom can really drive you potty! Close coupled toilets add a totally modern style to suit any contemporary setting and lots of models come with eco-friendly flush options too. As always, our WYB (What’s Your Budget) team is on hand to ensure buying the best close coupled toilet on a budget is made easy and hopefully a bit more fun too! What’s your budget for a close coupled toilet? Can you buy a close coupled toilet for less than £150? WYB finds out!

What is a close coupled toilet?

Unlike traditional high level toilets which have a connected cistern way up high on the wall or wall hung toilets which have concealed cisterns hidden away, a close coupled toilet is a compact loo which consists of a toilet pan and cistern; which are neatly fused together and generally manufactured as back to wall designs.

This compact and very tidy design makes close coupled toilets incredibly modern and extremely practical for the majority of today’s contemporary bathroom layouts, although there are traditional styles available for those who prefer classic styling.

Choosing a close coupled toilet under £150

Toilets can surprise many first-time buyers as it can be very easy to spend £700 plus on a new toilet, and that can be before you’ve even factored in the additional accessories including toilet seats and cistern levers which don’t always come with the toilet itself. Close coupled toilets aren’t the most expensive type of toilet you can buy but depending on the brand and features it can be quite easy to run over a £150 budget.

Before you buy a close coupled toilet make sure you have the right sizes. If you’re working with a small bathroom space then look for toilets with a short projection profile. Short projection is basically the depth of the toilet or how far it sticks out! Smaller bathrooms, en suites and cloakrooms will also benefit from close coupled toilets which have reduced width and height as they take up as little space as possible.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a medium to large bathroom space then you could opt for a compact toilet or go for one of maximum height, width and depth as filling the room may be more desirable for you.

Are there close coupled toilets under a £150 budget?

The good news is that we stock a range of close coupled toilets you can buy with a £150 budget. There are many which don’t compromise on style and quality, however lots of choice can sometimes make it difficult to choose the best one for your bathroom. Below we’ve picked out 2 excellent close coupled toilets which you can pick up for less than £150 to help you make a quick and well informed decision!

Sofia Modern Close Coupled Toilet

In a recent poll we ran on social media the modern style and beautiful design of the Sofia close coupled toilet made it a top choice even though it was the cheapest toilet in the 5 nominations.

It comes with a 5 year guarantee so you know it’s built with quality in mind and it also comes with a soft closing seat and a dual flush control to help save water!

Price = £139.95

Change from your budget = £10.05

What could you buy with the change? This close coupled toilet leaves you with enough change left over to buy a toilet roll holder to complete the look of your minimalistic bathroom!

Why choose this close coupled toilet? WYB says “Excellent value for money!”

Melbourne Ceramic Close Coupled Toilet

If you’re in need of some serious space-saving then look no further than the melbourne modern close coupled toilet. This style is ideal for enhancing both traditional and modern bathrooms. 

The 5 year guarantee backs up the excellent build quality and and it’s perfect for en suites, cloakrooms and tiny bathrooms. It features smooth curves finished in a shiny white gloss for a sleek look and an easy clean.

Price = £114.95

Change from your budget = £35.05

What could you buy with the change? This close coupled toilet will leave you a bit of change to allow you to invest in a matching pedestal basin to complete the look of your timeless bathroom.

Why choose this close coupled toilet? WYB says “Unbeatable quality on a budget!”

What Can A £150 Close Coupled Toilet Budget Do For You?

As you can see from the fantastic options above, £150 can certainly go a long way when purchasing a new close coupled toilet. There are multiple styles and designs to suit almost any taste and the best part is that quality isn’t compromised too!

It’s important to note that some close coupled toilets don’t come with seats or cistern levers so if you do have a £150 budget then it’s a good idea to check what comes with your chosen loo! As with all our WYB features we aim to choose items that can be bought and completed within budget but if you’re looking around it’s something to keep in mind!

We hope you enjoyed reading this week’s What’s Your Budget feature and found it useful for finding budget close coupled toilets.

Now that you've chosen a toilet, you might be considering fitting it yourself. Why not use our DIY guide How to install a toilet to give you an idea of the work involved and how much it will cost in time and money should you want a professional to do it for you.

We’d love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or feedback relating to our WYB feature and, as always, share this with your friends or family if you think it will help them with their search!

Alan, Victorian Plumbing

Check out these other WYB Features:

● Walk In Showers Under £350
● Baths Under £200
● Basin taps Under £50
● Bathroom Suites Under £250

All prices are correct at time of writing this article 05/07/2023.



Alan is one of our bathroom bloggers here at Victorian Plumbing. He likes writing helpful articles on bathroom trends and ideas. As well as writing his specialist buying guides, Alan can be found here sharing his expert 'how to' step-by-step DIY guides. When he isn't posting on the blog, he likes surfing the web for top bathroom tips and useful customer advice.

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