Our bungalow style home has a carpeted stairway that leads to the carpeted upstairs. The rest of the house (main floor) is hardwood or marble and the carpeted stairs drive us crazy (they are super ugly) and they are very hard to clean.
There is a wooden staircase underneath that needs quite a bit of love but we don't know what to do... any ideas? Should we tear the carpet up and see what we end up with? Should we plan this in phases: paint the stair case, add a runner later?
We would love to hear from any of you, what would you do in this case?