When renovating my parents kitchen, the best decision they made was to go with a wall oven rather than a freestanding one (Even though we all loved the look of it). They are getting old and bending down constantly to check the oven, lifting things in/out of it, cleaning etc would not be practical. If you also have young kids, got to be careful they don't burn themselves on the door since its so low and within reach. We also went through the layout of the burners, taking into account the types of pots and pans you'll use i.e. will you use a wok. How many do you average use per meal, can you fit them all comfortably on the stove at the same time. Those 2 things drove our final decision more than anything else.