Your range of small kitchen design layouts is limited. But that's a good thing. For one, by maximizing the functionality of the space, there will be less unused dead-space. Open expanses of flooring and high ceilings are great, but they don't help you cook an egg.
The galley or corridor style kitchen is the most popular layout for the small kitchen. Services (dishwater, stove, sink, etc.) are clustered within a small area. Storage is reserved for upper and lower cabinets--leaving counter space free for cooking purposes. A galley kitchen can fit in a space as narrow as 8'.
Most homeowners find the one-wall kitchen layout too tight for their needs. Essentially, it is half of a galley kitchen...with less than half of the amount of counter and cabinet space. Also, you'll find that you may need to sacrifice nice-but-not-essential services like dishwashers.