In a short run of cabinets with a cooking appliance in it, rather than using a free-standing range, use a cooktop and built in wall oven below.
By having the counter and cabinets run all the way across, it unifies the wall, makes it look longer and gives it a higher degree of finish. It is a more expensive proposal as you are wiring for and buying two appliances and more counter and more cabinets, but worth it I think.
This is a hand painted kitchen with concrete and hand scraped knotty pine counters, glass tiles, and Wolf appliances. There's a pullout stepstool tucked into the toekick to reach the upper storage cabinets.