One of the features we love about our house are the see-through stairs: it opens the dining room to the living room, and to the rest of the house.
But we hated the carpet. We thought the reason the carpet wrapped around the treads was because it hid beneath just plywood. There goes our surprise when we removed it from the first steps and we uncovered beautiful wood treads.
We removed the carpet from all the steps and it's unbelievable how open the space looks now. We will sand and finish the treads in the coming weeks.