How to reach over kitchen counter to open “outie” windows?
After years of toil and GBA-reading, my wife and I getting close to a decision about building. We’re in Zone 4c. We want thick walls (probably double-stud) with “outie” windows for deep sills. But now we’re designing the kitchen. My wife, looking at the window over the sink, is asking how either of us can possibly reach across a two-foot-plus countertop and a 10-12″ sill to unlock and open a window. I don’t have an answer for her.
I know there are 12″ brass stays for casement windows, but I don’t think those are of use when we can’t even reach the window. Is this a non-problem, or have other people dealt with it? Shall we give up the idea of an opening window over the sink? Any ideas appreciated.
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