Just a small feature I feel could vastly improve quality of life (and possibly save some Hearthling’s life one day) if implemented: the ability to force a ladder to be removed from top or from bottom.
As is, ladders can be placed from either direction, but workers will at the very least vastly prefer to remove a ladder from the bottom. As such, there’s no plausible way to remove unsightly ladders that may have been used to e.g. reach a flower or berry patch at a lower level of the map but that no longer has any practical use. All my attempts have resulted in a Hearthling getting stranded at the bottom of where the ladder once stood, and it seems kind of harsh to force someone to starve to death for doing their job.