Small Desks Ikea

Small Desks Ikea

Desks & tables Look forward to your desk job The trick is to find the desk that’s right for the job. That’s why we have desks to fit all sizes of spaces and all sorts of styles – even ones you can design exactly the way you want. Because when you love the desk you have, being stuck behind it all day isn’t such a bad thing. Desks & computer desks Desks for stationary computers, Laptop tables Table tops & legs Table bar system Cable management & accessories
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Small Desks Ikea

But guess what. Trendy things are sometimes trendy for a good reason. Now that I've spent a couple of weeks with one, I am inclined to believe that the standing desk is one of those things. Sit/stand desks, as opposed to standing-only desks, are even better. IKEA's Bekant Sit/Stand desk is perfect for someone who wants to enjoy the proven health benefits of a standing desk, while also maintaining the option of sitting in a chair like our forefathers did—all without breaking the bank. In other words, this desk is for everyone.
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Small Desks Ikea

Desks and computer desksDesks that work anywhereWhether working from home or updating your profile, it’s easier to get it done when you have a desk that works for you. Our computer desks come in different sizes to fit wherever you have space and give you plenty of room for paperwork and cables. The BEKANT series is tested for use, and you’ll even find laptop supports that make it more comfy to work in bed or on the sofa if that’s more your style. View details aboutlimited warranties View the IKEA Business BrochureBEKANTCorner desk right sit/stand$669.00
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Small Desks Ikea

Desks and computer desksDesks that work anywhereWhether working from home or updating your profile, it’s easier to get it done when you have a desk that works for you. Our computer desks come in different sizes to fit wherever you have space and give you plenty of room for paperwork and cables. The BEKANT series is tested for use, and you’ll even find laptop supports that make it more comfy to work in bed or on the sofa if that’s more your style. View details aboutlimited warranties View the IKEA Business Brochure
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Small Desks Ikea

But, well, it's… IKEA. The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant is known for forward-thinking design, innovative assembly methods, stores that you could live in, and delicious meatballs of questionable origin. It is not, however, known for quality or durability. This is not a surprise or a problem, necessarily, because IKEA's products are often impossibly cheap, and, well, cheap stuff is cheap. So I went into my experience with the Bekant Sit/Stand desk with a measured amount of skepticism. IKEA did not let me down.
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Small Desks Ikea

Honestly, this thing's for anyone who uses a desk. A second ago, I referred to myself as desk-agnostic, and I meant it. My entire life, I've always thought of desks as a surface for doing work. Some are big. Some are small. Some are cheap. Some are expensive. But a desk is a desk. I also had—shall we say—a negative attitude about the standing desk trend. It's not as bad as the treadmill desk trend, but it strikes me as one of those groupthink things. To me, standing desks are the CrossFit of furniture.
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Small Desks Ikea

This is a big desk. It's entirely possible that IKEA is planning to offer sit/stand options for its smaller, more city-friendly desks, but for now, you're pretty much screwed if you're trying to squeeze this thing into a small room with other furniture. There's also no way to add a shorter desktop due to a support beam that connects the two legs. The control is also fastened to the tabletop, so that annoying. Then again, if you do the dinner table trick, the tabletop will fit six people, snugly. And you can even adjust the height for a standing dinner!
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Small Desks Ikea

Desks that work for you Make getting things done easier with a desk that suits you and what you need to do. We have a big variety of desks with lots of choice in sizes, styles and storage possibilities. So whether you’re looking for a space-saving bureau that matches your living room or an office or reception desk for your business, you’ve come to the right place!
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Standing desks are not cheap. Or at least, the extremely handy motorized ones aren't. That's why everyone—including this desk-agnostic blogger—freaked out when IKEA announced that it would sell a sit/stand desk powered by electricity for less than $500. Finally, a healthy desk option for the masses. Finally!
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This is the fun part. Like I said before, I've always been a bit of a Negative Nancy when it comes to expensive standing desks. That's not to say I don't work standing up from time-to-time! My IKEA Hopen dresser—you can see it in the background of the photos—is almost the perfect height for me to use it as a standing desk. But I never really do that because my toes hit the bottom of the dresser, and I don't know, I just feel weird working on top of my dresser.
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Given how many standing desks are now available (see previous coverage here, here, here, here, and here), it isn’t really a surprise to see Ikea launch its own model. What is surprising, perhaps, is that nobody made an affordable, full-size, adjustable desk before now. The flatpack giant seems to be filling a large hole in the market.
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Will the Bekant actually improve your life? That’s a more personal question. People who love standing desks love them. They point to how they’re no longer slumped in a chair all day, and now alert and vibrant at work. My feelings were more mixed. After a couple of days with the Bekant, I appreciated the opportunity to stand and indeed felt healthier than usual. But then after a few hours I also wanted to sit down (I’m lazy). The good thing about the Bekant, which Ikea calls a “sit/stand” desk, is that you can do both. You can keep your office chair and just bring the desk to sitting level if you feel like it.
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Whether working from home or updating your profile, it’s easier to get it done when you have a desk that works for you. Our computer desks come in different sizes to fit wherever you have space and give you plenty of room for paperwork and cables. The BEKANT series is tested for use, and you’ll even find laptop supports that make it more comfy to work in bed or on the sofa if that’s more your style. View details aboutlimited warranties View the IKEA Business Brochure
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Oh, and assembly is a breeze. I did not assemble the desk—although I wish that I had in retrospect. A couple of very nice fellows that IKEA hired to deliver the desk did, because that was the plan for press who were reviewing the desk. (I think IKEA was just trying to be nice.) The process only took about 15 minutes. Basically, you have to bolt the tabletop to the motorized legs and plug it in.
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The only other gripe I can think of are those ugly buttons. Not only are they ugly, they're also a little bit finicky. They're barely buttons, really. They're more like little bubbles, not unlike the buttons you find on shitty stereo remotes. When you're adjusting the desk, moving your finger even slightly to one side or the other will disengage the button, and the desk will stop moving. You get the hang of it, though. It's just a bummer that IKEA did so much great work building a beautiful desk and then skimped on the gadgety bit. Then again, IKEA's never been into gadgets.
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IKEA furniture is famous for its utilitarian simplicity, and the Bekant Sit/Stand does not disappoint in that regard. It's almost identical to the standard Bekant desk which is a simple particleboard desktop with a stain-resistant veneer and a handy cable management net hidden underneath the surface. The only real difference is the motorized frame, controlled with a small push-button interface tucked under the right side of the desktop. This comes equipped with a safety, in case you ever want to disable the motor.
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Make getting things done easier with a desk that suits you and what you need to do. We have a big variety of desks with lots of choice in sizes, styles and storage possibilities. So whether you’re looking for a space-saving bureau that matches your living room or an office or reception desk for your business, you’ve come to the right place!
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Quick note about ergonomics: be nice to your body. I just used my aging MacBook Pro when working and found myself slouching quite a bit. But since I do not want to become a hunchback, I plan on elevating my laptop to eye-level and using an external keyboard and mouse. Obviously, the need to make a desk more ergonomically friendly exists for any desk, but don't expect this magical, motorized IKEA creation to magically fix your bad posture.

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