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Just because you are on a budget, it doesn't mean you can't have a quality wine cellar. Inquire about the use of off-the-shelf materials when building a wine cellar. Your designer will be able to let you know if these materials -- such as sheetrock, lighting fixtures, flooring and wall treatments -- are available for your project. You can add off-the-shelf items to custom designed elements of your cellar to help cut costs considerably.