Dear Construction People
Why can I only open my windows from the bottom? I live on the top floor. I have cats. The hottest air in the room is at the top! I can't open my windows all the way, because the screens aren't particularly safe, should a cat lean against them. Which they can, because the windows have lovely ledges and are set about a foot from the floor. Heck, I can't even open them 6 inches! When it's actually below 70 at night, I'd like to have fresh (if muggy) air in the place. I would like to not have to run the A/C all the time.
And, by the way, don't say it's because people can't reach to lower a casement window -- not when you've built the kitchen cupboards so damned high I have to use a stool to reach the second shelf!
This is what we call a design flaw.