Upgrade Your Home Workspace on a Budget

Upgrade Home Office

Upgrade Your Home Workspace on a Budget

As the world continues to embrace remote work, the need for a functional and comfortable home office has never been more pressing. But creating such a space doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. With a bit of savvy shopping and some ingenuity, you can put together a budget-friendly office that not only looks great but also promotes good health and productivity.

First off, anyone working from home knows that a good desk is the cornerstone of any office set-up. But when it comes to finding the best sit stand desk, it’s not just about cost—it’s about investment in your wellbeing. An electric height adjustable standing desk can be a game-changer, and the health benefits of an electric stand up desk are abundant. By switching between sitting and standing throughout the day, you are contributing to better posture and circulation, reducing the risk of heart disease, and even improving mental focus.

How to choose the best standing desk for your home office involves assessing your space and understanding your work habits. Measure your work area before you purchase to ensure a perfect fit. Consider features like memory settings, which can be particularly useful if the desk will be used by more than one person. A broad range of height adjustments is also important to cater to different users or varied tasks.

But a desk isn’t the only thing to think about. Don’t forget about what goes on your desk—namely, your screens. A pop up TV lift can be an excellent addition to any multifunctional home office. It allows you to cleverly conceal monitors or screens when not in use, giving you the flexibility to transform your workspace for different purposes, whether that’s work, leisure or even exercise.

Creating storage in a small space often means thinking vertically. Shelves above your desk, wall-mounted cabinets, or even pegboards can provide much-needed room without taking up valuable floor space. This approach ensures everything you need is within easy reach without cluttering your workspace.

When visiting thrift shops or online marketplaces for your furniture, don’t discount the opportunity to repurpose. An old dining table could become your new desk with a bit of modification, for example. DIY solutions can inject personal style into your environment while also making economic sense.

Supplies don’t have to cost a fortune. Scour discount stores for basic items like stationery, and utilize free or affordable software tools for your day-to-day tasks. Investing wisely in essential electronics, perhaps considering refurbished ones, can lead to significant savings.

Personalising your space is also crucial. It’s where you’ll spend a substantial amount of time, after all. DIY decor—like customised pen holders, plant pots or inspirational quote boards—can provide that sense of ownership and motivation that makes your workspace uniquely yours.

And let’s not forget about lighting. Proper lighting can reduce eye strain and improve your mood. Daylight bulbs that mimic natural sunlight can make a world of difference, especially in windowless spaces. Combine this with task lighting, such as a desk lamp, to illuminate your immediate work area without overloading the rest of the room with brightness.

Lastly, consider your acoustic environment. DIY soundproofing doesn’t have to be complicated—a few strategically placed rugs or fabric hangings can absorb sound, making for a quieter and more focused work environment.

In conclusion, creating a functional, stylish, and budget-friendly home office requires both creativity and practicality. By prioritising your health with an investment in an electric height adjustable standing desk, considering innovative solutions like a TV lift, and applying a bit of DIY ingenuity, you can construct a workspace that not only meets your professional needs but enhances your overall wellbeing too. Remember, a well-thought-out home office is an investment in your productivity and job satisfaction, one that pays dividends well into the future.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.