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The Best Budget-Friendly Home Office Chairs

When you’re looking to buy a home office chair, your budget can be a significant hindrance. Many times it can seem like there aren’t any good chairs within your price range. It’s disappointing, we know, and that’s why we want to make things easy for you.

Today, we will show you how you can get the best chair for your home office at a budget-friendly price. So, please sit back and relax as we answer some of your most burning questions on this topic.


How much should I spend on home office chairs?

How much you should spend on an office chair is dependent on how much time you’ll spend using it.

While some of the best home office chairs on sale in South Africa cost between R6,000 to R24,000, you can still get good quality ones from R1,700 to R5,000.

Ideally, depending on your needs, this is the price range we’d recommend you consider.


How do I save money on my chair purchase?

There are a variety of factors upon which the price of an office chair depends. And with a little willingness to compromise a bit here and there, you can get a product that has all your must-have features yet is still affordable.

To help you out, here are the top 5 things to keep in mind:

1.      Get a home office chair that serves your most important needs

It’s important to know when to splurge and when to save. If you only need to use your home office for 1 to 2 hours a day, you don’t need as many features as someone spending 4 to 8 hours each day seated. As such, to avoid wasting your hard-earned money, always opt for the chair with the features you deem essential; no more, no less.

2.      Get the correct weight rating

The more weight a chair can support, the more expensive it will be; this is due to the extra upgrades and reinforcements that it will need. So, getting such a chair will just cost you more for nothing if you’re petite or slender. As long as a chair can support your weight, you’re good to go.

3.      Don’t go crazy with the warranty period

The warranty period a chair comes with is directly proportional to its price. As such, a chair with a 10-year warranty will be more expensive than one with a 1-year warranty. So when choosing the best chair for home office use, if you won’t spend hours on it, you may not need an expensive chair with a 10-year warranty.

4.      Don’t focus so much on international standards

Manufacturers that design their home office seating options in compliance with international standards like ISO 9001:2015 or BIFMA PC-2020 will sell them at a high price. If you want to save some cash, it may be worth it to consider forfeiting such luxuries.

5.      Get an average ergonomic rating

The best budget-friendly home office chairs usually have an average ergonomic rating. They are neither entirely plain nor do they go overboard with add-on features. For instance, they can have adjustable heights and armrests but not a free-float mechanism.

In short, they have all that you need but not necessarily all that you want.


Is an expensive home desk chair worth it?

If you work from home every day for 6 hours or more, investing in an expensive desk chair can be worth it, given that you can afford it. It will last longer and help you maintain proper sitting posture throughout your working years.

But if the chair won’t get much use, then save yourself some money and splurge on something else.

Choose what’s right for you

So, what must-have features do you need? Will you have to compromise to get a budget-friendly desk chair? Let the experts assist. Being selective and knowledgeable is the only way to ensure that you get a budget-friendly yet high-quality home office chair.

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