In the second round of this heat, the three remaining designers take on one of the most demanding rooms to redesign on a tight budget – the kitchen. They're each working in a Victorian Half-House, in Walthamstow, North East London, where architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff looks at the story behind these early apartments, and the family who built them. Despite the bigger challenge of transforming a kitchen, our designers still have just £1000 and a small team across just three days. One designer faces disaster when their kitchen units fall apart – putting them behind schedule and giving them and their team a huge amount of work to do. The second designer struggles after what should have been a simple job of fitting a new floor suffers a massive hold up… they must keep focussed in order to complete their scheme in time. Meanwhile the final designer is almost overwhelmed with spatial planning issues, after being asked to incorporate a lounge area to one end of the kitchen. With such a difficult task comes a difficult decision for the judges, who must decide which two designers have the talent to go through to the next round, and which one will leave the competition.