10 Affordable Sit-Stand Desks for the Office
Sit-stand desks have been a growing trend for several years now, and for good reason. If you’re stuck sitting at a desk for 90 per cent of your work day, it can feel pretty freeing to be able to stand when you want to, plus the health benefits are just too good to ignore.
That said, most people look at a standing desk and think it’s a great idea, often because of the flexibility and health benefits just mentioned. But what happens when you just can’t see your way to spending thousands of dollars on a new standing desk?
Well – sit-stand desks don’t have to break the bank! We have tons of affordable options that will still get you all of the benefits you’re looking for without all of the stress on your wallet. Here’s ten of our best-selling affordable sit-stand desks.
Up first, the Level Up Pneumatic Adjustable Desk from Luxor is the perfect addition to any existing desktop. It comes completely pre-assembled, which means that you can start standing at work the minute you unpack the box. The pneumatic air cylinder also creates a unique height-adjustment mechanism, making it easy to move your worksurface up or down with the squeeze of a lever. Best of all, this is one of our most affordable sit-stand desk models, and while it’s definitely easier on the wallet, quality is not sacrificed with a stable desktop at any height.
Looking for something a little smaller to squeeze into a limited space? The WorkFit-Z Mini Sit-Stand Desktop by Ergotron is just what you need! It’s small but mighty, ideal for a home office or a corner space that doesn’t provide a lot of room. It also has a chic grey woodgrain finish, elevating any interior design. Suitable for a single monitor, tablet or laptop, this affordable sit-stand desk accommodates the technology you love without costing you an arm and a leg. You know what that means – it’s time to stand up!
If you need something that can easily be added to a workspace but can also be pushed out of the way when not in use, the Desktop Sit-Stand Laptop Workstation by Safco is a great option. This height-adjustable platform is specifically designed for laptop users and is made to retrofit your workspace. This means that it can clamp onto an existing desktop to easily adjust and make it more ergonomics-friendly. Because of its flexible design, you can easily swing the entire unit out of the way when you need more space or are finished using it. In other words, you can make any space more active, whether it’s your kitchen, workspace or home office.
If you liked the Level Up Pneumatic Adjustable Desktop but think you would need more desk space, you’re going to love this one. The Level Up Pro Standing Desk Converter from Luxor is in the same line but has an additional suspended surface for your keyboard and mouse. This unit still comes fully pre-assembled and has the same pneumatic cylinder mechanism for easy height adjustments. It also comes in three different finishes to suit any décor you have. In other words, this is one step up in this product line with only an extra $20 in cost! Not too shabby.
Safco Desktop Sit-Stand Workstation - $399.99
For something unobtrusive, sleek and minimalistic, the Desktop Sit-Stand Workstation from Safco is the perfect solution. This unit can also retrofit an existing workspace, so you can make any area more active and ergonomic. It has a separately adjustable monitor and keyboard, meaning you can custom adjust the unit to fit your specific height needs; this allows for maximum comfort with little hassle. It is suitable for single monitors with space for a keyboard and mouse, and it is manually adjusted so you can make changes on the fly. For an inexpensive option that won’t block sightlines, this is your desk!
The WorkFit-TX from Ergotron is one of our newer standing desk units, and we absolutely love it! It is designed with ergonomics in mind, with a height-adjustable, tilting keyboard that suspends below your worksurface. This allows for greater comfort for your wrists as you type. It can also lower right down to your existing worksurface, integrating seamlessly into your workflow. Best of all, this chic standing desk comes full assembled, so all you have to do is slide it out of the box to start standing and working ASAP.
The WorkFit-T/TL Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation from Ergotron is a tried and true unit that we’ve used in our own offices for quite some time, and it still works wonders. This option is available in either black or white to suit your office décor, and it comes in two worksurface sizes depending on your needs: a smaller surface with the WorkFit-T and a larger one with the TL. Its smooth height-adjustment mechanism makes it easy to adjust with the simple squeeze of a lever, and it goes straight up and down to save space in your work area. Last but not least, if you’re taller than average (like me!), this desk will still do the trick, lifting to a height that’s comfortable for anyone.
If you’re looking for a little bit more flexibility in your workflow, the WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Desktop from Ergotron is an excellent option. This sit-stand unit is similar in style to a monitor arm, allowing you to swing the entire unit in any direction that you would like. This model also comes with a built-in worksurface, which provides room for a keyboard, mouse and writing surface should you need it. Whether you have single or dual monitors, this sit-stand desk is truly an all-in-one solution.
While this is the most expensive option on our list here, it offers significant benefits if you’re looking for something with a little bit more desk space. The Pneumatic Adjustable Height Standing Desk from Luxor moves smoothly up and down with a pneumatic air cylinder height-adjustment mechanism, similar to models mentioned above. This unit also appears more like a traditional desk; it is a full desk that you can add to any space without needing a pre-existing worksurface. No power is needed, so no matter where you want to place it, you’ll be able to sit or stand with ease. In summary, with a bit of extra money, you get a whole lot of extra perks.
Soar by Safco Electric Desktop Sit-Stand - $563.99
If you like the idea of height-adjustability at the push of a button, the Soar Electric Sit-Stand Desktop by Safco is an affordable option that lets you do just that. It comes with a handy remote to effortlessly lift and lower your entire desktop in seconds. It also allows for three pre-set heights to be programmed in, which means you can save your preferences to always get the perfect height. Available for single or dual monitors with built-in outlets and two USB charging ports, this sit-stand desk will accommodate all of your technological needs.
And there you have it! Ten affordable sit-stand desks for any office space. With a list like this in your back pocket, there’s no more excuses – let’s integrate some movement get standing at work today! Remember, a healthy body is a happy body.