Revamping Your Home Office? Here Are Standing Desks You Can Consider
Alternate between sitting and standing while working
If you’ve yet to carve your permanent workspace at home or are looking to make a few tweaks, you might want to consider getting a standing desk. Let’s make this clear: It’s been said that sitting for long hours on end is bad for your health, but the same goes for standing for a prolonged amount of time.
Standing desks are not meant to replace the fixed-height desks we’re all familiar with. Rather, it presents the option to both sit and stand over the course of your workday, and as such, could possibly encourage you to stand more frequently.
These desks go by different names—sit/stand desks, height-adjustable desks—but functionally, they provide the same thing: to easily adjust your table so you can do your tasks while sitting or standing. Most of the standing desks out there are electric ones—meaning it would require being plugged into a power source—but there are also desks in which the height could be adjusted manually.
5 height-adjustable standing desks you can buy
This desk from Stance is an option for those who prefer manual adjustments over electric ones. It can go as low as 74cm and as high as 114cm using a hand crank mechanism. The one-inch thick tabletop comes in three sizes and four colors, and all of their tabletops are locally sourced and produced by artisan woodworkers in Pampanga.
Stance also offers free delivery and assembly within Metro Manila, plus a five-year warranty and a lifetime service guarantee.
P42,990 on Stance
If you’re willing to splurge, you can go for Stance’s most spacious desk option. This height-adjustable standing desk comes with an L-shaped tabletop with a load capacity of 120kg. You can adjust the height of the desk from as low as 64cm to 129cm, and save three of your preferred height settings for easier access.
Like the manual height adjustable desk, the tabletop comes in three sizes and four colors. Note that this desk is only available in Metro Manila and requires a 45-day lead time and a non-refundable, 50% down payment.
This portable height-adjustable desk is ideal for compact spaces. You can lug around your laptop or tablet with ease from one room to another in your home or your office! It has a gas spring mechanism for easy height adjustment with the lever just right under the tabletop.
This desk comes with a lightweight aluminum frame that’s sturdy enough to hold a laptop or a tablet and four swivel wheels with the two on the front having safety locks to keep the desk in place.
Looking for a sleeker option? The AOFEIS E8 All-in-One Standing Desk has a tempered glass tabletop with rounded edges for an elegant look and a seamless pull-out drawer for your supplies. Height-wise, this single motor, two-stage frame can be adjusted from 72cm to 121cm and can support up to 50kg in load.
You can program four height settings and activate child lock to avoid unnecessary adjustments. It also has three USB charging ports at the front—two Type A ports and one Type C port—for added convenience.
P30,990 on IKEA
The IDÅSEN stands out among most desks with its legs that look like inverted Ys. The height of the desk can go as low as 62.8cm and a maximum of 19.6cm, and can easily be adjusted through the lever or remotely through your smartphone, via the Desk Control app.
Its 120x70cm tabletop is stain-resistant and contoured to provide support to wrists and forearms. Underneath the tabletop is a compact cable management net to keep cables in order. It comes in two color combinations: brown/beige and black/beige.
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