So, you've decided enough is enough
You’ve made the wise decision to buy yourself a standing desk. Fantastic! But now you’re stuck: ‘How much should I spend on a standing desk?’ ‘What style of desk is best?’ ‘Should I be looking for the most sustainable option?’.
If you’ve been stumped by these queries, then you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we offer 8 things to consider when purchasing your first standing desk, ranked in order of importance.
We wholly believe that standing desks are a great investment, and so we are placing the least importance on budget. Prices can range anywhere from $200-3000 depending on style, material and other features. If you’re on a tight budget then a retrofitted standing desk may be the best option for you.
- Weight capacity
Before purchasing, be sure to check the maximum weight capacity of the desk. Not all desks are created to support a laptop and desktop, so find one that is tailored to your needs.
- Ease of assembly and user-friendly
Some standing desks require a simple one-time installation, others are more intricately mounted. Some desks can be folded and stored away, others are not so easily portable. Whatever your needs, there is a desk for you. Choose the desk that will offer you the most flexibility.
- Work surface
Are you the notoriously messy worker in your office? Or perhaps you keep your workspace spick and span but need to place multiple screens on your desk? Whichever category you fall into, you’ll need to think about the surface size your desk offers.
Good standing desks usually have a warranty of three years minimum, so avoid looking at cheap desks with no warranty. At HumbleWorks, we provide a five-year warranty on all of our products! Not bad, right…?
- Material and Quality / Durability
Structural integrity is an important factor to consider when purchasing a standing desk. You wouldn’t want to place your multi-thousand-dollar PC on a piece of flimsy plastic, would you? You need the robustness and dependability of metal but without the cost. For the most economic choice of desk, we recommend looking no further than good ol’ sustainable plain wood.
- Versatility, maximum / minimum height
Some standing desks have additional features such as built-in speakers. Primary focus here, however, should be on the height range of your desk. It’s crucial you find a desk that will meet your ergonomic needs.
We now come to the most critical consideration when deciding which desk to choose. We are passionately committed to helping improve your posture with a suitable desk to enhance your general well-being. This, after all, is the main issue you are trying to solve! We therefore advise avoiding adjustable standing desks. Although they raise your PC, you will inevitably find yourself hunching over the screen again, defeating the whole purpose of a standing desk in the first place! The perfect desk is one that allows you to work comfortably by looking straight ahead at your screen.
We hope these tips have brought you closer to finding your dream desk. Please let us know if you have any further questions, we are happy to help.