This past Thursday, plumbers worked all day in the lake house (they finished after 11pm) to replace the old pressure tank, water softener, and water heater. Now that this is done, the entire HVAC and plumbing system at the lake house has been fully modernized and all of the original 1974 appliances are gone.
It took some effort to get everything ripped out due to the space constraints:
Ultimately, the new appliances are fall smaller and more efficient. There is more room in the utility room, and the new appliances will perform significantly better.