We've had ranges since we've been married. For the past five years we've had the Maytag Gemini (with the larger bottom oven and the smaller upper) and it's been wonderful. We have an upcoming house build and will be starting from scratch. Our architect sent us a questionnaire of things to be thinking about over the next month until our meeting with him. I was pretty much able to go down the list pretty quickly and yes/no things that we've already talked about wanting or not wanting. But the cooking appliances was one of the questions that I haven't figured out yet and don't quite know how to.
I know I don't want a cooktop in my island so it will be facing a wall or window. I know I want a range-hood. It's nice to have the double ovens because of the ease of cooking things at two different temperatures at the same time. So we could do the same range or a bigger professional side-by-side oven style (which is probably out of our budget now that we decided to up our refrigerator size to 48") or the Jenn-Air version of the Maytag Gemini or go with a cooktop and double wall ovens and the microwave somewhere. There's also the option of doing a range and a single oven and putting the microwave over it.
Is there an advantage to one over the other? How did YOU decide? Any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated!