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.   


Cooktop and wall oven combo

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.