Let’s call it luxury island living — and Thermador can take you there.

According to the online home magazine and blog Furniture Fashion, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the kitchen island as trends in kitchen design show more families and home cooks eager to entertain are opting for an island.

Thermador offers luxury appliances to best equip the kitchen island: Freedom® Induction Cooktop, Downdraft Ventilation, Star-Sapphire Dishwasher and MicroDrawer Microwave.

The Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop, combined with the use of Thermador Downdraft Ventilation in an kitchen island setting, brings the opportunity for limitless space and flexibility to a luxury kitchen. Thermador’s downdraft systems rise 14 inches above the cooktop surface — well above even the tallest pans. Paired with the Freedom Induction Cooktop, any kitchen’s island instantly becomes a centerpiece.

Combined with its quiet performance, the Star-Sapphire Dishwasher is the perfect built-in island appliance for those who love to entertain in the kitchen. The Thermador Star-Sapphire Dishwasher features include the industry’s largest wine glass capacity of 18 glasses, a Time Remaining PowerBeam®, and StarSpeed, the fastest full-wash hot water cycle for residential dishwashers available.

And in addition to offering a generous, 1.2 cu. ft. cavity space and 10 cooking modes, the design of the Thermador MicroDrawer Microwave offers a perfect-flush installation for a standard depth island cabinetry. Its drawer design also provides superior access and ease of use since the appliance can be installed at a convenient height of an island.

The possibilities an island can lend to your kitchen design are seemingly endless. For more great ideas, visit the Thermador website.