Starecasing: With the StareCasing System three-step installation process, you just measure, cut and install. The patented tread and riser overlays fit over your existing staircase like a glove. No messy demolition. No guesswork.
Basement-Great tutorial on how to replace carpet on staircases and then install new stair treads. at a cheap cost rather than buying them premade from some website thats waaayyy more expensive. exactly the info I was looking for!
add wood wallpaper to the kick plates of the stairs. Those rolls are expensive but you would only need one. Not practical with white treads though, it will be stuffed up from black shoe soles in no time.