Anyone who has ever worked long hours sitting at a desk can attest that it can be a real pain, literally. If your current makeshift desk is leaving your back more sore than usual, it might be time to consider a sit-to-stand design. An adjustable standing desk can give you the best of both worlds and allow you to switch between the two as you please.
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If you already have a desk you love but want all the benefits of a standing desk (like burning more calories than sitting ), you can invest in a standing desk converter. With a standing desk converter, you can upgrade your average desk without shelling out hundreds for a brand new one.
Scroll down to check out seven of the best standing desks and converters to add to your home office.
This sleek desk is somehow both compact and efficient, while also offering ample storage and extra flexibility with easy-to-switch options.
If your work-from-home set up includes multiple monitors, computers, and other equipment, you're going to want a more sturdy option like the UPLIFT V2 4-Leg Standing Desk. It's definitely one of the pricier options on our list, but it can hold up to 535 pounds and is completely customizable from the desktop size and style to the frame color. If you're looking for an investment piece to create a permanent home office, this is the best of the best.
This simple and sleek design has a glass surface (that can double as a dry-erase board) and a single drawer in the middle to keep all of your essentials. With this desk, you can pre-program three height settings and adjust with the touch of a button. It also features USB ports on the side so you can charge your devices without having to reach for an external outlet.
The Koret sit-to-stand desk offers a more rustic look with a wood frame and metal accents — it can be used as a TV console or entryway when you're not at work. The standing desk height can easily be adjusted manually by lifting the desk surface to your desired height.
If you want a standing desk converter that's ultra-portable, this option may be for you. It's lightweight and can be placed on a desk, your bed, or even your kitchen table (basically any flat surface) to give you the boost you need to work from your computer. It's also budget-friendly at right under $50.
The VariDesk Pro Plus 30 is a two-tier standing desk converter that holds your laptop, mouse, keyboard, and home other office necessities. It also has 11 height settings that you can manually adjust to.
This desk converter has two spacious surfaces to house your keyboard and not just one, but two monitors. It can be adjusted to a height of 19.75 inches with the pull of a lever.