Work Better: Upgrade Your Office with a Budget-Friendly Standing Desk

Updating your work space doesn’t have to break the bank.

Woman stands at a budget-friendly standing desk.
Get comfy with a new office setup.Unsplash

More and more of us are switching from sitting desks to standing ones—or, even better, convertible models that let you do both. Office furniture can be pricey, but not if you’re willing to poke around a bit, and know what to look for. Here’s help.

FLEXISPOT Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter - 42 inch Stand Up Desk Riser, Black Home Office Desk for Dual Monitors and Laptop M7L
Comes in four sizes and needs zero setup: just plop it on top of your current setup.FLEXISPOT

The most affordable way to add a standing desk to your office space is to buy a converter or stand. These sit on top of your normal sitting desk, then add the desired height when you want to switch to standing. They’re a great way to try out standing if you’re not sure you want to commit to a whole new set up, or if you share your work space with others who would prefer to sit.

DEVAISE Adjustable Height Standing Desk, 55 inch Sit Stand Up Desk Workstation with Crank Handle for Office Home, Black
Sleek lines and a clean silhouette are perfect for the modern office.DEVAISE

Most standing desks these days are adjustable, meaning you can take them from sitting to standing by turning a crank or, if the desk is motorized, pushing a button. It’s like getting two desks for the price of one.

SHW Electric Height Adjustable Computer Desk, 48 x 24 Inches, Light Cherry
A motorized option that switches from low to high, with memory presets to save your preferences.SHW

If there will be more than one person sitting at your work station, it may be worth looking for a motorized standing desk with programmable presets that will remember your height preferences. Many high-end, pricey models include this feature but we’ve seen it in more affordable ones, too—it just takes a little more looking around.

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