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More people are telecommuting lately, but if you start getting aches and pains, that most likely means that the furniture in your home office isn’t ergonomic. Home office standing desks fit the bill nicely when it comes to ergonomics, and many models have come a long way since Max Allan Banfield designed them for health reasons in 1998.

It’s not good for your health to sit or stand all day at work, studies show. Too many hours standing in one place can lead to anything from skeletal disorders to circulation issues. The overall health outlook isn’t any rosier for sitting all day, either. Luckily, a height-adjustable work from home desk helps you alternate between sitting and standing throughout your workday. Getting the best one will lessen your health risk and transform your home office.

In the following list, we discuss five of the best home office sitting and standing desks. By the end of this article, you should have a good idea of what to look for in an adjustable height work desk.


Swedish furniture store giant IKEA is getting in on some work from home desk action with their sit and stand hybrid, SKARSTA. This professionally styled workbench stays in line with IKEA’s theme of affordability, while still having a look that will instantly impress your guests. The height of the SKARSTA is easily adjustable by a hand crank, and it ranges from 27 to 47 inches. The crank handle slides under the tabletop when not being used. SIGNUM Cable trunking capabilities keep all cords in place for a more tidy and organized workplace. It also comes with a 10-year warranty.

Price: from $239

2. Herman Miller Renew Sit-Stand Desk Review

Herman Miller has earned a name when it comes to high-quality ergonomic chairs. Lately, they have been applying their expertise to standing desks, and their creation Renew is a top-notch standing desk. The Renew has extraordinary functionality and comfort, making it a great addition to any home office. Its height adjustable table accommodates your preferred range of motion and smoothly goes from sitting to standing. The Renew comes with a two-year warranty.

Price: from $1,695

3. The Kangaroo Elite

The Kangaroo Elite has adjustability covered, as evidenced by its dual monitor holders and comfortable work surface. The Elite’s work surface is 28 wide by 24 inches deep, and monitors have 6.5 inches of adjustment independent from the device’s work surface. This ergo desktop has one stabilization leg that comes standard. Optional add-ons include a side work surface that detaches, keyboard extensions and a cable management system.

Price: from $599

4. EvoDesk Gaming Desk

Entrepreneur Magazine calls the EvoDesk Gaming Desk, “the Lamborgini of standing desks.” With that in mind, home office workers that are also gaming enthusiasts should put the sleek EvoDesk Gaming Desk on their shortlist. Using hardware for both work and play is hard on the wrist and forearms so this sitting and standing desk provides top-notch ergonomic support for those overworked areas of your body. Additionally, the EvoDesk Gaming Desk has a special finish with plenty of light reflecting points that are custom made for a high-precision gaming mouse.

Price: from $699

5. iSkelter LIFT Pro Electric Desk

Steve Jobs would probably appreciate the innovation that went into the making of the iSkelter LIFT Pro. Likewise, anyone who toils away for long hours in their home office can appreciate how this workstation’s tech works to alleviate discomfort. This home office sitting and standing desk isn’t all about tech, though, and its elegant natural or hazelnut wood designs will be fit right in to the décor of your home boardroom. The Lift Pro also features preset memory heights.

Price: from $1499

Final Thoughts

Saraval Industries hopes you enjoyed reading about these five work from home desk options. We are a full-service dealership based in New York and are the leaders in technical furniture solutions. We provide solutions for many vertical organizations that include finance, transportation, public safety and more. To find out about new and fully customized technical furniture that is right for you, contact us or get a quote by calling (516) 768-9033.

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