If you're working from home, the best thing you can do for yourself is to buy a desk. And no, your dining table or coffee table don't cut it. Paired with one of these office chairs, your future WFH setup could be better than anything you'd find in an actual office. Not all desks are made the same though, and they can come in at a wide range of prices. You don't need to spend a boatload of money on a desk when there are a bunch of budget options that do the job just as well. We sifted through the internet to find some cheap desks for you to fill in the missing gap of your WFH setup. So if you’ve been holding out on buying a desk for your home, you might finally be tempted to give your dining table, sofa or bed a break. At around $200 or less each, these are the best cheap desks on the internet.
Listen, it’s a cheap desk and it’ll give you somewhere to work on without breaking your back. And the side shelves are a nice touch for something that costs less than dinner for two.
Roll your new desk wherever you please to work while standing up. It has an adjustable height and two tiers for optimal working conditions.
Leave it to Ikea to make an under-$100 desk that doesn’t suck. The Micke has a simple design with ample storage space and a clever storage system for hiding cords and wires. “The goal was to create a real dream product with maximum functions in a minimum space,” Henrik Preutz, Micke’s designer, writes on the website.
Is it a bookshelf or a desk? How about both. This minimally intrusive desk gives you a place to do work with some handy vertical storage space.
For those living in tight quarters, opt for this wall-mounted desk that provides a plethora of storage.
For an industrial-style desk, check out Designa's two-tiered option, which allows for dual monitors and has ample space for decor.
A sit-to-stand desk for under $200? Yeah, we'll take it.
Urban Outfitters remains one of the most slept-on furniture retailers out there. Make up for that by buying this sleek desk for all your work-from-home needs.
For a splash of color, buy a turquoise Alex desk from Ikea. It's clean and simple, and it's everything you'd want in a budget desk.
Desks with ample storage are great for those who live in cramped living spaces. Luckily a lot of these hybrids, like this one from Walmart, are pretty affordable.
You may not have a corner office, but you can have a corner desk. This L-shaped desk from Amazon features a large work surface with a useful storage nook.
For a more minimalist, streamlined version of the SHW desk above, this option features an engineered wood surface with a white steel frame and no shelving.
The Heng desk looks a bit like an elementary school-style desk with its rounded corners (no waist bruising) and all-wood design. Hide your notes in the cubbies, but you probably have no one to pass them to.
For those tight on space and working on a tighter budget, this floating desk from Wayfair carves out a little working area for you to get things done.
Shoppers might recognize Zinus as a mattress brand, but it dabbles in other furniture categories, too. The Soho table is a no-frills work station with a smooth vinyl top and steel frame. You can work on it and eat on it, but don’t call it a dining table. Maintain a healthy distance between your living spaces and your work space
Each has been selected for its design, ergonomics and ability to toggle between sitting and standing positions.