of the stairs should a runner like this start? also, in a hall, how far from the start and end of the hallway should the runner start?
How wide are those stairs? And how much did you leave on each side exposed?
of your stair. These are pretty narrow, so we just left about an inch and a half on either side.
Stair runners shouldn't end at the top of the stairs - They should continue as the carpet for the upper hallway.
The stairs are 3'-4" wide. Typically, I like stairs to be at least four feet wide,
and down stairs, something that is more and more important as we age.
I would discourage you from doing a spiral stair. I find them cumbersome, especially if this is a stair you would use a lot. It is also pretty impossible to get any furniture up a spiral stair...
Good luck with your house!