What is a close coupled toilet — and is this the best loo for you?

traditional close couple toilet and grey painted vanity unit
(Image credit: Bathroom Mountain)

Exactly what is a close coupled toilet? While you might be familiar with the term, do you actually know what it means? We're here to explain the differences between this common toilet type and other designs out there, such as high level toilets and wall-hung models. 

When planning your bathroom design, there are a number of important decisions you will need to make, such as the style of sanitaryware you'll opt for and the best layout ideas for your space. You'll also need to think about who will be using the room and choose fittings and finishes that meet the needs of the household. And, finally, you will need to take your budget into account and make sure that the look you are aiming for is achievable. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.