Three Things to Look for in an Affordable Standing Desk

Revamp your office, without breaking the bank.

Standing desk
Upgrade your office with a standing desk.Amazon

If you’re looking to shake up your office space and get more activity into your workday with a standing desk, we’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know.

FLEXISPOT Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter - 42 inch Stand Up Desk Riser, Black Home Office Desk for Dual Monitors and Laptop M7L

So Many Options

Sits on top of your current setup and comes in four sizes and two classic colorways.Amazon

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

Manual Adjustments

Clean lines and a simple silhouette perfect for the modern office.Amazon

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, Black

Classic Look

A sturdy, fully motorized option with four memory presets to save your preferences.Amazon

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.